Posts Tagged gender

40 questions on women’s policy

The Liberal Democrats have published a consultation paper on women’s policy, covering issues like sex, money and safety.

As a consultation paper it’s all about questions not answers.

The questions range from the big picture – Can women really ‘have it all’? Can men? What is ‘it’ anyway and is it worth the effort? – to some interesting specifics. For example, How can we best enable mature women to get back into the labour market after a long break? and What alternatives to prison might be appropriate for female offenders?

The party will be holding a consultative session at the Lib Dem spring conference in Harrogate next month. That in turn will feed into detailed policy proposals for the main conference in September. But you don’t have to go to conference, or even be a Lib Dem to have your say.

I’m seeking views from women (and men!) in Islington on the consultation paper, and will feed them all into the policy-making process. So please email me – and if you’d like me to organise a meeting with you or your group to discuss the ideas, just let me know.

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Blog on the couch

A little while ago there was a flurry of interest in sexing your blog.

Not sexing-up you understand, but decoding its gender.

I initially came out as male, apparently because I use the I word a lot (hard not to on a first-person blog). Women tend to be less obviously self-centred than men, is the theory. But I can’t think of my blog as a boy. So it’s a relief to find I now come out as 94% woman!

Then there was the US reading level grading, but it’s offline at present. Anyone know where it’s gone?

Now e-library guru Stephen Abrams has found this tool that gives your blog a Myers Briggs analysis.

My blog comes out as ESTP – The Doers

“The active and playful type. They are especially attuned to people and things around them and often full of energy, talking, joking and engaging in physical out-door activities.

“The Doers are happiest with action-filled work which craves their full attention and focus. They might be very impulsive and more keen on starting something new than following it through. They might have a problem with sitting still or remaining inactive for any period of time.”

So that wouldn’t include sitting around blogging then 🙂

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