I fancy both boys and girls, but don’t know what that makes me. Grace Petrie - Black Tie (Official video) Planning my wedding as a non-binary bride. Growing Up Transgender. ‘I was Claire at home, then Mr Birkenshaw the headteacher. It was challenging’ A framed letter hangs in the dining room of Claire Birkenshaw’s neat Victorian terrace in Hull.
Signed by the last education secretary, Justine Greening, it is a prized possession. “My ambition is to build a society that is free from discrimination, in any form, and utterly free and equal for everyone,” the letter states. Why Today presenter Karl Stefanovic wore the same suit for a year. Karl Stefanovic in his Burberry knock-off with co-host Lisa Wilkinson.
Angered by the sexism he saw being heaped upon his female colleagues – and attempts to downplay it – Karl Stefanovic decided to conduct an experiment. He wore the same blue suit on air, two days in a row. Calling for an end to gender stereotypes in children's clothing. Forcing Kids To Stick To Gender Roles Can Actually Be Harmful To Their Health. Raising children in societies that adhere to rigid gender roles, with fixed ideas about what should be considered “masculine” and “feminine,” can actually be detrimental to their physical and mental health, according to a study that observed 14-year-olds’ interactions over a three month period.
“Usually we think of gender as natural and biological, but it’s not… We actually construct it in ways that have problematic and largely unacknowledged health risks,” lead researcher Maria do Mar Pereira, the deputy director for the University of Warwick’s Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, explained in an interview with ThinkProgress. Feminism benefits men too – and it’s vital we bring our boys up to be more than victims of gender. On 24 May at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, a short distance from where he once governed, Tony Blair resurfaced for a public discussion.
Having arrived on an overnight flight, he looked drawn and puffy-eyed but soon warmed to his theme: a robust defence of liberal globalisation. He admitted, however, to bafflement at recent events in the world. "I thought I was pretty good at politics. But I look at politics today and I’m not sure I understand it. " Blair lost power in the summer of 2007. His standing is likely to diminish further when the Iraq inquiry report is published on 6 July. Former leaders can ordinarily rely on their parties to act as a last line of defence.
Yet outside of the Labour leadership, Blairism endures in notable and often surprising forms. In their defence of the UK’s EU membership, David Cameron and George Osborne have deployed arguments once advanced by New Labour. Among SNP supporters, "Blairite" is the pejorative of choice. The 5 Biases Pushing Women Out of STEM. By now, we’ve all heard about the low numbers of American women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Some argue it’s a pipeline issue – that if we can interest more young girls in STEM subjects, the issue will resolve itself over time. But that’s not convincing. After all, the percentage of women in computer science has actually decreased since 1991. Having a working mother works for daughters. Negative perceptions around women who combine paid work with parenthood have been comprehensively demolished in a major study by Harvard University, which shows the daughters of working mothers enjoy better careers, higher pay and more equal relationships than those raised by stay-at-home mothers.
Using data from 24 countries including the UK and US, the Harvard study says that while working mothers “often internalise social messages of impending doom for their children”, the reality is that their sons and daughters appear to thrive, with daughters benefiting most from the positive role model of a mother with a career. Harvard Business School professor Kathleen McGinn, lead author of the study, noted that the effect on daughters’ careers of mothers working was particularly marked in the UK and US, where public attitudes to career equality could be more of a barrier than in some European countries such as Finland and Denmark.
DJ Stephanie Hirst returns to air after gender change - BBC News. A DJ who underwent gender reassignment is returning to mainstream radio after a year-long break.
Stephanie Hirst, formerly known as Simon, hosted the commercial Top 40 show nationally between 2003 and 2006. The Barnsley-based DJ left Capital FM Yorkshire and television channel Gold last June after confirming her gender change. She will join BBC Radio Manchester for a weekly show, saying she "wanted to ensure that my return is gentle". Numerous sources told BBC News last year that Ms Hirst was suspended by bosses at Global Radio when she disclosed that she wanted to be a woman. Coming out - Family Lives. Is your child trying to drop hints?
Some children may try to drop hints to you, either verbally or through their behaviour, that they may be gay. Being particularly homophobic may sometimes be an indicator. Your child may be trying to deflect attention from their own feelings of being attracted to someone of the same sex. Some young people may explore their parents’ views about homosexuality – perhaps asking what they think of well-known gay and lesbian people. Stonewall Youth.