The conclusion that women use sex as a bargaining tool is wildly outdated
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Friday 17 June 2011
Several times this week I have been on the receiving end of benevolent prejudice. A male shop assistant addressed me as "young man", a clear and unashamed reference to the fact that I am not young. A woman referred to a group of men of which I was part as "the boys". Serving me in the local shop, Linda – something of a serial offender in this regard – has quite shamelessly called me "darling", "babe" and "lovey", when I am clearly none of these things to her.
Saturday 11 June 2011
There is more to the Ed Balls papers leaked to the Daily Telegraph than plotting and bile against Tony Blair. One of the most revealing document is the long memo written by Gordon Brown around October 2005, when he was exasperated by Tony Blair's speech to the Labour Party conference, and accused Blair of "self promotion".
Tuesday 07 June 2011
It is perfectly conceivable that you could sit through three acts of Michael Frayn's homage to the Great British farce and emerge thinking: "Thank God they don't make them like that any more". For anyone who grew up with the politically correct mores of the 1980s alternative-comedy scene, the idea of a theatre audience willingly subjecting themselves to an evening of unvarnished sexist stereotypes, double entendres, relentless running gags and, of course, those dropping trousers seems unimaginably alien.
Sunday 05 June 2011
Friday 03 June 2011
The so-called "affaire DSK" has generated a backlash against the casual sexism which has long been accepted as a way of life in France, with female politicians beginning to speak openly about the daily barrage of sexist remarks that they face from male colleagues in the National Assembly.
Thursday 02 June 2011
Friday 20 May 2011
Monday 16 May 2011
Less than four months after quitting Sky Sports under the cloud of a sexism scandal, the presenters Richard Keys and Andy Gray find themselves working for the radio station of the year.
Friday 06 May 2011
Benito Mussolini's granddaughter Alessandra has vowed to launch a retaliatory campaign against sexist male colleagues in Silvio Berlusconi's ruling party after learning that they were preparing a list of "the best bums in parliament".
Sunday 01 May 2011
Wednesday 27 April 2011
Labour has accused David Cameron of sexism after he told a female shadow cabinet minister to "calm down, dear" in noisy exchanges at Prime Minister's Questions.
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