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Why You Should Get Involved In International Men’s Day

Would you be surprised to find out that suicide kills 12 men a day in the UK? Or that the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 was suicide? Or that 42% of men had considered suicide? These are all today’s realities and today is the day we take time to tackle these issues. Thursday 19 November marks International Men’s Day, which is a … Continue reading Why You Should Get Involved In International Men’s Day

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Not Forgotten: Elsie Inglis

During this week of remembrance, the overwhelming contribution by women to secure and protect our country’s freedom cannot be ignored. Forcing her way to the frontline during WWI, Elsie Inglis is a shining example of these contributions. Born in India in 1864 to Scottish parents, the family later moved back to Edinburgh where they encouraged her to be educated to the same level had they … Continue reading Not Forgotten: Elsie Inglis

Three Little Words That Mean So Much

OK, not so much three words, rather two words and a number: “Because it’s 2015”. And what’s the context? This was the response new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave when asked why a gender balanced cabinet was so important to him: With the exception of a few cynical objections to the statement on the grounds that cabinet jobs should be given out on merit … Continue reading Three Little Words That Mean So Much

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Hollywood’s Big Problem, London’s Solution

  Google search the term “best film directors” and a very dispiriting trend will emerge. There are no women. Anywhere. In fact, the top articles listed feature exactly this many women in their “best director” countdowns: IMDB: 2/200 Entertainment Weekly: 0/50 The Guardian: 2/40 AMC: 0/50 Just like it’s ridiculous to claim that women just aren’t as funny as men, it’s also preposterous to say … Continue reading Hollywood’s Big Problem, London’s Solution

Inspired By: Laura Powell, Writer

Name: Laura Powell Age: 36 Job title: Writer Company: represented by Julia Churchill at A. M. Heath Location: South London Describe your role in ten words or less: I write thrillers with a fantasy/supernatural element for readers of 12+. What does a typical workday involve? I spend the morning reading over the previous day’s work, make corrections, and plan the next segment of the book. I do … Continue reading Inspired By: Laura Powell, Writer

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London Tackles Sexual Harassment

I’m a little late to this six-month-old party, but earlier this year TfL released this excellent video about reporting sexual harassment: It takes me back to being 14, when travelling on the tube to school one morning in my uniform I had a similar experience from an elderly man who touched my thigh for a little bit too long to be construed as an accident. … Continue reading London Tackles Sexual Harassment

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“Being A Man” Returns

Fancy a weekend talking about men? No? I think you should rethink that. The Being a Man festival returns this year for its second run centred around what it means to be a man these days. The weekend will be packed with insightful talks, debates, performances and workshops that’ll explore fatherhood, friendship, sport, spirituality, sex and sexuality, education, gender equality, men behind bars, lad culture, violence, … Continue reading “Being A Man” Returns

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Inspired By: Charlotte Lane, Safety Scientist

Name: Charlotte Lane Age: 26 Job title: Principal Clinical Safety Scientist Company: GlaxoSmtihKline Location: London Describe your role in ten words or less: It’s fast paced, varied, heavily regulated, exciting and constantly changing! What does a typical workday involve? I am involved in the collection, processing and regulatory reporting of adverse events experienced by patients receiving GSK products. A typical day involves processing case reports … Continue reading Inspired By: Charlotte Lane, Safety Scientist