One hundred years of progress?

I usually get out my soap box on International Women's Day (8 March), but this year I could not let the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act pass without comment. It enfranchised some women (those over 30) and allowed women over the age of 21 to stand for parliament, but it was… Continue reading One hundred years of progress?

Women’s Wednesday – #nevertheless we persist

It may have taken 140 years but finally Fanny Mendelssohn's Easter Sonata has its UK premier on International Womens' Day. Culturally, politically and financially we still live in a patriarchical society and the only we can gain equality is through persistence. Silence is what allows people to suffer without recourse, what allows hypocrisies and lies… Continue reading Women’s Wednesday – #nevertheless we persist

Don’t be shy about using the F word – International Women’s Day

Whether you wear a cardi and blue stockings, designer labels, or wellies and woolly hat, have a Nobel Prize, Oscar or an accolade from the local flower and produce show; be proud, value your achievements, stand-up for who you are and use the F word in support of the women and girls throughout the world… Continue reading Don’t be shy about using the F word – International Women’s Day