Tag: women

  • Not All Afghan Women Feel Oppressed by the Taliban…

    If you want an alternative point of view on the Taliban’s take over of Afghanistan, you should try following @janeygak on twitter. She is pro-Taliban, anti-American, anti-liberal, and very active on twitter – constantly putting out tweets and re-tweets, such as this, stating that she doesn’t care about inclusivity or diversity in the Taliban government…..…

  • The Incredible Sexism of James Bond

    I’ve been watching a few of the old James Bond movies since they’ve been on ITV recently. A few weeks ago I watched ‘Live and Let Die’ which was the first outing for Roger Moore, and originally aired in 1973, my birth year! Besides being surprised that I didn’t remember most of it (I thought…

  • Why some women choose not to have children

    Birth rates have been falling for decades, in practically every country on earth. But not only are women having fewer children, more women are remaining childless for their entire lives. 15% of women in the United States now remain childless into their late 40s. However, this choice to remain child-free isn’t one that comes easy.…

  • A History of Working Class Women’s Rights

    Back in Time for the Factory is a really useful documentary series from the BBC which explores how working class women’s working rights have changed since 1968. The documentary consists mainly of ‘historical reenactment’ in which a number of ordinary women (and some men) go into a garment factory in Wales and work as women…

  • Keeping Women out of Prison

    Why do women offend, reoffend and how do we break the cycle?

  • Applying material from Item B and your knowledge, evaluate the view that the media portray women in a stereotypical way [20 marks]

    An essay plan covering some of the knowledge and evaluation points you could use to answer this question for AQA A-level sociology paper two: the media option. You might like to review this post on how women are represented in the media before going through the plan below. The item refers to three main types…

  • The U.K. now bans ads which reinforces gender stereotypes

    In 2017 the Advertising Standards Authority published a report on gender stereotypes in advertising, prompted (among other things) by the hundreds of complaints it had received from the public about Protein World’s 2015 ‘Beach Body Ready’ advertising campaign. That particular advert led a public backlash, with several people posting images of themselves and their ‘ordinary’…

  • Men enjoy 2 years more leisure time than women, over the course of a working life

    Men are enjoying more leisure time than they did 15 years ago, while women have less. according to the latest stats from the Office for National Statistics. In 2015 Men spent 43 hours a week on leisure activities, up from 42.88 hours in 2000. In the same period, women’s leisure time fell to 38.35 hours, from…

  • Women of the World Festival

    The Women of the World Festival (WOW), or to give it its full title – The Women of the World Festival for Women Who Can Afford a £20 Day Ticket, makes for a nice little day-trip for A-level sociology students, assuming they can afford the >£20 ticket for the day. The Festival allows students to…

  • Grid Girls go Off-Grid for Good

    Formula one is getting rid of its grid-girls: the scantily clad, typically young attractive women who hold up a card telling  drivers where to start. Most Feminist leaning commentators, such as Janet Street Porter, see this as progress for gender equality and women’s rights: employing women just as ‘eye candy for men’ or ‘set dressing’…