Equality

The Tesco equal pay claim sets a dangerous precedent

7 February 2018 11:21

I have decided that my work is of equal value to that of Claudia Schiffer and that therefore in future…

Feminism’s obsession with equality sells women short

30 August 2017 11:50

There was much fanfare last week when Holly Willoughby’s apparent ‘huge £200k pay rise’ meant she’d finally be earning the same as her…

Why we need a better way of talking about ‘equal pay’

2 August 2017 10:25

I’ve grown to dislike the term ‘equal pay’. Without doubt women deserve to be paid the same as men for…

It’s dangerous and wrong to tell all children they’re ‘gender fluid’

23 July 2017 9:54

Once upon a time, ‘binary’ was a mathematical term. Now it is an insult on a par with ‘racist’, ‘sexist’…

Is sexism really stopping more women from becoming MPs?

10 January 2017 13:05

The reliably irritating Women and Equalities Select Committee under its unfailingly irritating chair, Maria Miller, has come up trumps again,…

The gender pensions gap is the last barrier to female equality

18 November 2016 11:36

Many women still suffer from a touch of the Cinderella complex. These days, few want men to sweep up the…

Sorry Jeremy, shouldn’t Labour’s gender equality review start at home?

21 July 2016 12:42

Today Jeremy Corbyn has launched his campaign ahead of the Labour leadership election. Corbyn, who is being challenged by Owen Smith, used the launch…

News from Labour: Labour says Labour is pro-women

7 January 2016 17:42

It’s safe to say this week hasn’t been the best for Labour. As well as a never-ending reshuffle saga, Corbyn was…

Michelle Payne’s Melbourne Cup win is proof that women jockeys can triumph – if they’re given the opportunity

4 November 2015 13:54

Much has been written in these pages – both by Robin Oakley and myself – about the lack of female jockeys in…

Yes, Tories can be progressive (if they’re doing conservatism right)

12 October 2015 17:57

Can a Conservative be ‘progressive’? In my Telegraph column last week, I argued that David Cameron is halfway to being…

Cameron repositions the Tories as the party of ‘true equality’

7 October 2015 14:44

This speech was authentic Cameron. It was the most modernising speech that he has given since becoming Prime Minister and…

Nicky Morgan attacks Labour for lack of women in top jobs

6 October 2015 16:59

Nicky Morgan delivered a speech to Tory conference that was lacking in new policies or announcements, but strong on equality. Wearing…

If love now rules supreme, should incest and polygamy also be legalised?

29 June 2015 10:09

The question is, says the Guardian in a report from San Francisco, whether God is actually gay, what with the…

Why are there so few female jockeys?

27 August 2014 21:44

In this week’s ‘The Turf’ column, Robin Oakley bemoans the lack of female jockeys in horse racing. This, he claims,…

Why Britain is poorer than any US state, other than Mississippi

22 August 2014 10:41

Now and again, America puts its inequality on display to the world. We saw it after Hurricane Katrina and we…

‘Left Handers Day’ ignores the Ambidextrous and Transhand communities. End this discrimination now!

13 August 2014 14:55

Today is International Left Handers Day, ‘the 22nd annual celebration of lefthanders’ superiority’. It’s an opportunity for ‘Lefties’ and their…

Celebrating diversity means imposing misogyny

22 July 2014 13:55

People talk about their commitment to equality and diversity so readily they must assume there is no conflict between the…

Harriet Harman’s push for gender equality – and her own career

8 July 2014 15:03

Harriet Harman’s scathing attack on the top men in politics for their failure to advance gender equality has certainly annoyed…

The cheating language of equality

10 June 2014 12:52

If you write about the mentally ill – people who suffer a short breakdown, maybe, or long periods of crippling…

If you’re after equality, don’t show women’s football. Show Badminton.

10 May 2014 10:40

Over the next two days, one of the most important events in the British sporting calendar takes place. No, not…