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Ruby Rose Breaks Down What It Means To Be Gender Fluid. If We're Going to End Music Industry Sexism, the Dialogue around It Has to Change. (Perfect Pussy, slaying.)

If We're Going to End Music Industry Sexism, the Dialogue around It Has to Change

Ever since Miley Cyrus stepped on stage at the VMA’s and wiggled her flesh-tone PVC pants in the direction of Robin Thicke’s upsetting trousers, the media has gained an obsession with calling out sexism in the music industry. Women in the Music Industry: A Call for Equal Profiling and Stronger Representation - Impakter. “Unlike a man [a woman] is never simply and gloriously a musician.

Women in the Music Industry: A Call for Equal Profiling and Stronger Representation - Impakter

She is a ‘female guitar player’ or ‘a female drummer’. The Tumblr That's Fighting for Gender Equality in the Music Industry. Women's work often goes unacknowledged and uncredited in the professional world.

The Tumblr That's Fighting for Gender Equality in the Music Industry

Sadly, the music industry is sadly no different. As Bjork pointed out earlier this year in an interview with Pitchfork, "It's invisible, what women do. It's not rewarded as much. " One solution, according to Bjork, is for female artists to document their work by photographing themselves at mixing desks in production studios. More British women than men think wife's role to look after husband. Seventy-one per cent of Brits thought ‘men should spend more time doing housework’ compared to 78 per cent of respondents in Middle East and north African nations (a group of 18 nations known as MENA and including Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria and Yemen).

More British women than men think wife's role to look after husband

Overall, the survey found a startling disparity in how the world views gender equality. In Denmark, 85 per cent agreed that men and women are of equal intelligence. In MENA nations that number was just 48 per cent. Gay marriage: 15,000 same-sex couples wed since law change. David Cameron faces fresh headache as 'Tampon tax' unites rival MPs against EU. More than 50 Labour MPs want to remove VAT from sanitary productsEU rules prevent the Government eliminating the five per cent tax Tory Euro skeptics think this is a power that should be at WestminsterLabour MPs have branded the tampon levy as a 'tax on women'See more news on David Cameron at www.dailymail.co.uk/pm By Glen Owen for The Mail on Sunday Published: 01:01 GMT, 25 October 2015 | Updated: 13:01 GMT, 25 October 2015.

David Cameron faces fresh headache as 'Tampon tax' unites rival MPs against EU

Why the 'tampon tax' is here to stay - for a while at least - BBC Newsbeat. 'Tampon tax' paid around the world. Half the world's population needs to use them for a week each month, every month for about 30 years.

'Tampon tax' paid around the world

So why are sanitary products - used to absorb menstrual blood and therefore many would argue essential - taxed? Campaigns have recently been launched in a number of countries demanding the removal of the tax on tampons and sanitary towels. What is the situation in different countries around the world? Australia. George Osborne: Stop taxing periods. Period. The Treasury has vowed to axe the outdated and overtly sexist tax on tampons, sanitary pads and mooncups.

George Osborne: Stop taxing periods. Period.

Let's make sure this change happens. David Cameron has accepted that removing sanitary tax will be "very difficult to do but I'll have to go away and have a look and come back to you”. Well Mr Cameron, it’s time for a response. We need to know why the Government still taxes sanitary products on luxurious, “non-essential” grounds, but not helicopters, the maintenance of our private jets, or crocodile steaks. There's nothing luxurious about my periods, so why is the Government taxing tampons as if there is? - Comment - Voices. The average woman buys, uses and throws away 11,000 tampons during her lifetime.

There's nothing luxurious about my periods, so why is the Government taxing tampons as if there is? - Comment - Voices

In my local Tesco, a box of 20 regular Tampax costs £3.14. This means that someone earning minimum wage must work approximately 38 full working days to pay for her lifetime’s supply. Brushing over the fact that many people also use sanitary towels at the same time as tampons, five per cent of this cost is tax. Both are taxed as luxury, non-essential items – you are, quite literally, being tolled for having a uterus.

Black Models On The Rise, But White Models Still Dominate New York Fashion Week Runway. Since 2008, Jezebel.com has conducted a racial diversity report based on the New York Fashion Week runways.

Black Models On The Rise, But White Models Still Dominate New York Fashion Week Runway

Season after season, the site's eagle-eyed team counts and calculates the number of white, black, Latino and Asian models that are cast in each show. Thanks to accusations of racism on the runway underscoring this season's shows, we've been eagerly awaiting Jezebel's findings and the numbers are in. According to Jezebel, the numbers are improving -- just barely. Based on the 142 Spring/Summer 2014 runway shows (excluding presentations and lookbook) a total of 4637 looks were presented and, of those looks, approximately 80 percent were shown on white models.

Cosmo Used White Models For "Gorgeous" Trends And Black Models For Trends That Needed To "Die" Why black models are rarely in fashion. With London fashion week finishing and Milan fashion week beginning, I can exclusively tell you white is BIG this season.

Why black models are rarely in fashion

How dare Kate Winslet say the gender pay gap is 'vulgar' Today, the same conversation would only cause me a modicum of discomfort, but it took me a good decade to understand that going to your superiors with both palms outstretched and asking to be paid what you’re worth is not demeaning, and that since we’re not Edith Wharton characters, money-talk isn’t vulgar. Perhaps someone should tell Kate Winslet? Equal pay day: a woman's guide to getting a pay rise. With a depressing inevitability, Equal Pay Day has rolled round once again.

From now until the end of the year the gender pay gap means that women are essentially working for free. So you might as well pack up early today and get a head start on the Christmas shopping. Or you could set up a meeting with your boss and put your best negotiating skills to the test. Because of course the only reason the pay gap exists is because women don’t ask. It’s nothing to do with unconscious bias, opaque salary banding or organisations that would rather save money than treat their employees equally. Be a man. Gender pay gap: women effectively working for free until end of year. Britain’s gender pay gap will leave women effectively working for free from 9 November until the end of the year, according to equality campaigners. This year, Equal Pay Day falls on this date, according to the Fawcett Society, which uses official statistics on hourly pay for full-time workers. With the gender pay gap at 14.2%, it falls just five days later than last year, and only two days later than in 2013.

The fact that it repeatedly falls in early November reflects how little progress has been made in closing the gap in salaries for men and women. The figure of 14.2% reflects the pay gap for men and women working full time, according to data from the Office for National Statistics. Gender pay gap. On the occasion of European Equal Pay Day 2015, the European Commission draws attention to the gender pay gap, and its underlying causes.

To mark European Equal pay Day, the Commission released an animated infographic explaining some of the reasons behind the gender pay gap and an information package which includes: A statement by Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, accompanied by Questions and Answers; 28 Country factsheets – one for each EU Member State - with figures on the gender pay gap and the overall gender earnings gap in the different Member States; and An EU factsheet with the same information for the European Union as a whole. Furthermore, an analysis of the public consultation “Equality between women and men in the EU” was published On the occasion of the 2014 European Equal Pay Day, DG Justice published a brochure 'Tackling the gender pay gap in the European Union'

Retailers should ditch “men’s” and “women’s” departments and embrace genderless fashion. Plus-size model for MAC urges women to stop hiding and embrace their curves. Luzmaria Vargas was selected for MAC's new MACnificent campaignShe cries as she talks about being treated differently because of her weightThe Californian hopes to encourage other plus-size women to stop hiding By Annabel Fenwick Elliott for MailOnline Published: 11:51 GMT, 27 September 2015 | Updated: 12:14 GMT, 27 September 2015. Plus size fashion week: confessions of a plus sized model. Fashion has to do much more if it is serious about catwalk diversity. We Need More Disabled Models in Ad Campaigns 

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