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The Business of Being A "Lady"

This post was inspired by a book called Push Back: How Smart Women Ask – and Stand Up – for What They Want by Selena Rezvani. 1,688 more words


Glory, Passion, and Principle by Melissa Lukeman Bohrer

Glory, Passion, and Principle focuses on eight women who played important roles during the American Revolution.  These women include a few of the better known characters–Abigail Adams and Phyllis Wheatley, for example–as well as shedding light on a few lesser known women, like Deborah Sampson and Nancy Ward. 361 more words


Power, the Ban Bossy Campaign, and Queen Elsa

The recently launched Ban Bossy campaign reminded me of all the adjectives that I’ve heard to shut women down: ambitious, competitive, outspoken, bitch.  You know them.  778 more words

Girls And Leadership

Leeds NWLabour IWD: Julie Heselwood, Weetwood candidate, on Labour’s record in getting women into politics.

At the 1987 General Election just 21 Labour women MPs were elected. This prompted 4 women – Barbara Follett, Barbara Roche, Hilary De Lyon and Jean Black – to form the… 748 more words

Labour Party

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Leeds NW CLP have been running a series of posts this week in preparation for International Women's Day today. This is the last - by Julie Heselwood, a member of Adel and Wharfedale Branch who is standing as Labour candidate in Weetwood this May. The series has also included our own Megan Davies on social media and feminism. But there have been posts on Eating disorders [Kate Langston], Domestic Violence [Deputy PCC Isabel Owen], feminism and rape culture [Freya Potter], Women and Austerity [Leonie Sharp]. Two great personal testimonies to the ideals which inspire them from Councillor Janette Walker and Otley's mayor, Pam Gill - plus Linda McAvan MEP on what the EU has done for women and Yvette Cooper on what Labour offers Women. The whole series makes excellent reading - a testimony to what Labour women are contributing - nationally but also locally here in Leeds NW - to the left-wing debate.