I think it’s a real shame that Dominic Raab, MP for Esher, used the Sky Sports sexism row last month (where Andy Gray and Richard Keys commented on Sian Massey’s ability to referee a football match) as a platform to fuel ‘gender warfare’. He made a very valid argument about long working hours being problematic but this could be applied to both women and men with demanding jobs. He then pointed out that men retire later but live shorter lives. Raising this issue is entirely justifiable but what I don’t understand is why he had to raise those issues in relation to women? Surely this is a legitimate problem in its own right and can be addressed as such? Continue reading
Kirsty Lowe is a women and child abuse academic. Her passion for ending gender-based violence began when she volunteered for a woman's organisation. She is currently researching the experiences of women who have had their experiences of violence published in the media. Read more....
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