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Chancellor George Osborne called it a progressive budget, the Fawcett Society for equal rights argues it is not lawful, and now the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) reports the proposals by the millionaire politician will hit the poor - and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Reports of domestic violence in the Greater Manchester area have dropped by 9.1 per cent but there were still 28,500 incidents reported in the first six months of the year - that's 157 per day on average - plus the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Dawn.com the English language news site covering Pakistan has an interesting editorial about entrenched gender disparities. The issue is highlighted because of a dispute in a maternity ward in Faisalabad where one mother gave birth to a baby girl, another... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Warning - this could spark you off on an early morning rant - well it has me anyway. Eamonn Butler writing in The Spectator is suggesting that the state pension and the National Health Service should be cut - to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at Women's Views on News
A father tortured his daughter by shooting her in the legs before throwing her into a freezer where she suffocated to death. Clarence Butterfield, 57, of Orange County, then stored the body of 21-year-old Rebekah Butterfield in the freezer in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Friends have held a vigil for 25-year-old Mitrice Richardson who went missing last year after the Los Angeles police released her during the night when she had no car or phone. The case triggered public outrage and two negligent law... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Thanks for the insight into the North Staffs story, much appreciated.
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A woman in labour, who was turned away from a UK hospital, started to haemorrhage in the hospital car park. Two off-duty nurses came to the aid of Saira Choudhri who gave birth two hours later. The incident took place... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2010 at Women's Views on News
It's a headline that has been, and will be, written with depressing familiarity. Another week and another mother dies in suspicious circumstances in her own home, this time in Portadown, Northern Ireland. The body of Suzanne Harper, aged 40, was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2010 at Women's Views on News
The family of a single mum of three, who died in a freak accident, say they can't afford to pay for her funeral. The Birmingham Mail reports the heartrending story of Julie Layton, 37, of Weoley Castle. Julie was on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Beauty contestants have ditched their bikinis for army camouflages as the current Miss England orders entrants to get fit and healthy. Katrina Hodge, who won the title last year, is a lance corporal in the army and has persuaded organisers... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Women teachers are outnumbering males by three to one in Wales and the gap is growing. In primary schools this rises to five to one according to the General Teaching Council for Wales in a report for the BBC. However... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2010 at Women's Views on News
A Peckham women is planning to sue police after she was arrested for hitting her son on the head with a newspaper. The incident took place when Danielle Edo was called to the police station because her 15-year-old son had... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2010 at Women's Views on News
She may be pictured in a calm sea wearing a bikini, but it's what Pamela Geller says that's causing waves in America. Her blogs campaign against what she sees as Islamic "world domination" and her views are gaining support over... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Victims of domestic violence are being urged to come forward and "break the cycle of abuse". The appeal was made by Metropolitan Police Detective Inspector Colette Smyth following a case where a man throttled his partner while four children were... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2010 at Women's Views on News
For the past 33 years, Jean Glindon's knitting needles have been clicking away to help raise £66,000 for charities helping children who are ill. Now her dedication has earned her an unusual spin-off - Jean of Manchester has been named... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2010 at Women's Views on News
After X-Factor judge Danni Minogue unwittingly started a debate about home births, journalist Sali Hughes has jumped to defend women who believe there is no place like home. Some of the right-wing press questioned the practice of home births after... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Young girls are drinking too much and then losing their virginity screams the front page of The Daily Mail on top scaremongering form today. Under a front page headline "Legacy of the Ladette" it declares that the proportion of teenage... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Australia's first female Prime Minister Julia Gillard is facing an anxious wait as voting gets underway in one of the tightest elections the country has ever seen. Huge swings against her Government in the closing days of the campaign have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Acclaimed author AS Byatt has branded the Orange prize for female writers as "sexist" and claims females who pen intellectual books aren't taken seriously. Byatt told the audience at the Edinburgh Festival that: "The Orange prize is a sexist prize,"... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Another young mother has been killed and police have arrested a man known to the victim. Natalie James, aged 23, who had two young sons, had been stabbed at her flat in Rushall in the West Midlands. Carl Truffas, aged... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2010 at Women's Views on News
It was 54 years ago today when 20,000 South African women marched on Union Buildings in Pretoria in protest at apartheid laws which shackled their freedoms. Weeks of planning went into one of the biggest protest movements women had ever... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2010 at Women's Views on News
It was a trial which divided a nation and still attracts controversy today. Lindy Chamberlain was convicted of murdering her baby, after she and her husband claimed their daughter had been carried off by a Dingo, or wild dog, during... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Oscar winning actor Patricia Neal has died aged 84 from lung cancer. She told her family the night before she passed away: "I've had a lovely time." Her life though had been beset by tragedy. Before she won an Academy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Underage girls are being abused by gangs of men who groom them for sex, reports The Daily Mail. One victim tells how she was befriended by a group of lads in a shopping centre in the north of England and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2010 at Women's Views on News