I was delighted to be asked to come and discuss feminist economics at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in York. I did two sessions – the first was a general talk about the ways in which gender interacts with the economy, you can see that session captured… Read More »Feminist economics at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
I was excited to go to King Alfred school and discuss pornography and sexting. I held an assembly on the issue, which was a bit tricky, but the students were very receptive and we ended up having a good chat. We examined what porn is, why we… Read More »Porn! At King Alfred School, London
I had an excellent time last week joining the Weekly Economics Podcast as their first ever guest. This week I was talking about the Women’s Budget Group response to the Budget 2015 and what ‘social infrastructure’ really means. I’ll be sure to link to the… Read More »Talking about feminist economics on the Weekly Economics Podcast
I was really delighted to be part of this book. I’ve written an essay on how care work makes the world go round and it’s part of this collection. We’re crowd funding for the £2k publishing costs to get it out as a free e-book… Read More »Resist! Against a precarious future
Last month I was delighted to be invited to present at Unison Women’s Conference in Southport on behalf of the Women’s Budget Group. Last year I also presented at the Local Government Conference and there was a lot of enthusiasm for my analysis of local… Read More »Adventures at Unison Women’s Conference
I was delighted to be invited to present at the Amiel and Melburn Trust weekend where campaigners, activists and thinkers were brought together to exam contemporary capitalism and the economic crisis. The Trust was founded in 1980 by Norman Melburn and named for his friend… Read More »Amiel and Melburn Trust Residential Weekend
Delighted to have my first by-line in The I. It was a comment piece on behalf of the Women’s Budget Group reacting to the news that unemployment for women over 50 has risen by 45%. You can read the full article here.
My article on behalf of the Women’s Budget Group for Society Central. First published here. Photo – hands with wedding rings by Greg Kendall-Ball shared under a creative commons license. ——————————————————————————————— On announcing the Transferable Tax Allowance, David Cameron said: “I believe in marriage, I believe marriage… Read More »The transferable tax allowance for married couples: another blow for women?
This blog first appeared on the TUC’s Touchstone Blog and is written on behalf of the Women’s Budget Group. This morning’s Autumn Statement felt rather too familiar. Not only because the headlines were leaked to the press in advance but also because, once again, women were… Read More »Women left behind in the Autumn Statement