Tag Archives: misogyny

I can’t come out to play………..my husband won’t let me!

News broke that Ardalan, nicknamed Lady Goal, would not be traveling to Malaysia for the Asian Cup, which begins today. Ms Ardalan’s husband reportedly wanted her to be home for their son’s first day of school. Niloufar Ardalan’s partner, the sports … Continue reading

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Kay Burley………do I detect a little misogyny and double standards here?

A petition calling for the sacking of Sky News journalist Kay Burley has gathered more than 53,000 signatures. The petition follows around 1,100 complaints submitted to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom over Burley’s confrontational interview with Nick Varney, CEO of Merlin Entertainment, the … Continue reading

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What is it about religion, men and misogyny?

Leaders of the ultra-Orthodox Belz sect in north London wrote to parents saying “no child will be allowed to learn in our school” if their mother drives. Women driving “goes against the laws of modesty within our society”, it said. A spokesman … Continue reading

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What is it about old men and female orchestral conductors?

‘Women conductors? It’s not getting any better, only worse’ Jorma Panula has been the most successful spotter and trainer of conductors for the past 30 years. His pupils include Esa-Pekka Salonen and at least 20 others who hold international posts. … Continue reading

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Orchestras ‘still hostile to women’…………

  Although there are hundreds of female musicians, very few orchestras have female directors and conductors Prejudice and hostile attitudes keep the upper echelons of classical music off-limits to many women, arts chief Jude Kelly has said. The top of … Continue reading

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New Years Day Concert, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra…………..and discrimination continues against women!

January 1st 2014 and the traditional New Years Day Concert by the esteemed Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra was broadcast to many parts of the world as an international cultural event,  but as Norman Lebrecht outlined in his entry on his “Slipped Disc … Continue reading

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