Nationalised childcare to get more people working/decrease gender pay gap

Nationalise childcare so that single parents can get off Income Support/JSA and into work. In 2004 the UK came 20th in nationalised childcare out of 23 European countries studied, trailing Turkey and Greece. Right now we have a lot LESS nationalised/subsidised childcare places than we did in WW2!

Why is this idea important?

Nationalise childcare so that single parents can get off Income Support/JSA and into work. In 2004 the UK came 20th in nationalised childcare out of 23 European countries studied, trailing Turkey and Greece. Right now we have a lot LESS nationalised/subsidised childcare places than we did in WW2!

Stop women being held in custody or arrested by male police officers

Following the conviction of Sergeant Mark Andrews, 37 for the assault on Pamela Somerville a petite 59 year old lady in the police custody suite. An incident in which Pamela has suffered permanent physical injury to her eyes and lasting psychological damage. Pamela who had not even received a parking ticket in her 59 years was arrested and brutalized by the police in a Police custody suit. Were it not for the Bravery of a Woman Police Officer who told a supervisor about the assault it would have not been brought to light. Many women claim they are raped and brutalized by male police offers in custody suits it is time to STOP vulnerable women being held in custody by male police officers.

Why is this idea important?

Following the conviction of Sergeant Mark Andrews, 37 for the assault on Pamela Somerville a petite 59 year old lady in the police custody suite. An incident in which Pamela has suffered permanent physical injury to her eyes and lasting psychological damage. Pamela who had not even received a parking ticket in her 59 years was arrested and brutalized by the police in a Police custody suit. Were it not for the Bravery of a Woman Police Officer who told a supervisor about the assault it would have not been brought to light. Many women claim they are raped and brutalized by male police offers in custody suits it is time to STOP vulnerable women being held in custody by male police officers.

Increase ALL women’s wages by 12.2 per cent

The Office of National Statistics shows that even today men in full-time employment still earn 12.2 per cent more than women doing the same jobs.

We are all told that the reasons for this are complex and that there are issues of confidentiality which prevent the problem being adequately addressed.

A simple solution would be to increase the wages for ALL women in full-time employment by 12.2 per cent. This would, in a single stroke, acheive the equality which decades of government policy has failed to do.

Why is this idea important?

The Office of National Statistics shows that even today men in full-time employment still earn 12.2 per cent more than women doing the same jobs.

We are all told that the reasons for this are complex and that there are issues of confidentiality which prevent the problem being adequately addressed.

A simple solution would be to increase the wages for ALL women in full-time employment by 12.2 per cent. This would, in a single stroke, acheive the equality which decades of government policy has failed to do.

Freedom to choose male doctor

Currently, where there are group practices, a woman patient can choose to see a woman doctor where the problem is female-only (and sometimes even when it isn't).

But there are also problems that are male-only. Sometimes a male patient would feel more comfortable discussing his issue with a man because a woman — purely because of her female sex and for no other reason — would be out of touch.

This choice should be available to men.

Why is this idea important?

Currently, where there are group practices, a woman patient can choose to see a woman doctor where the problem is female-only (and sometimes even when it isn't).

But there are also problems that are male-only. Sometimes a male patient would feel more comfortable discussing his issue with a man because a woman — purely because of her female sex and for no other reason — would be out of touch.

This choice should be available to men.

End Positive Discrimination – Repeal ‘Positive Action’ in the Equality Act 2010

Repeal or alter the section 'Positive Action' (Part 11, Chapter 2) contained in the Equality Act 2010, enacted on 8 April 2010.

Notably:

159 Positive action: recruitment and promotion

(1) This section applies if a person (P) reasonably thinks that—

(a) persons who share a protected characteristic suffer a disadvantage connected to the characteristic, or

(b) participation in an activity by persons who share a protected characteristic is disproportionately low.

(2) Part 5 (work) does not prohibit P from taking action within subsection (3) with the aim of enabling or encouraging persons who share the protected characteristic to—

(a) overcome or minimise that disadvantage, or

(b) participate in that activity.

(3) That action is treating a person (A) more favourably in connection with recruitment or promotion than another person (B) because A has the protected characteristic but B does not.

(4) But subsection (2) applies only if—

(a) A is as qualified as B to be recruited or promoted,

(b) P does not have a policy of treating persons who share the protected characteristic more favourably in connection with recruitment or promotion than persons who do not share it, and

(c) taking the action in question is a proportionate means of achieving the aim referred to in subsection (2).

(5) “Recruitment” means a process for deciding whether to—

(a) offer employment to a person,

(b) make contract work available to a contract worker,

(c) offer a person a position as a partner in a firm or proposed firm,

(d) offer a person a position as a member of an LLP or proposed LLP,

(e) offer a person a pupillage or tenancy in barristers’ chambers,

(f) take a person as an advocate’s devil or offer a person membership of an advocate’s stable,

(g) offer a person an appointment to a personal office,

(h) offer a person an appointment to a public office, recommend a person for such an appointment or approve a person’s appointment to a public office, or

(i) offer a person a service for finding employment.

Why is this idea important?

Repeal or alter the section 'Positive Action' (Part 11, Chapter 2) contained in the Equality Act 2010, enacted on 8 April 2010.

Notably:

159 Positive action: recruitment and promotion

(1) This section applies if a person (P) reasonably thinks that—

(a) persons who share a protected characteristic suffer a disadvantage connected to the characteristic, or

(b) participation in an activity by persons who share a protected characteristic is disproportionately low.

(2) Part 5 (work) does not prohibit P from taking action within subsection (3) with the aim of enabling or encouraging persons who share the protected characteristic to—

(a) overcome or minimise that disadvantage, or

(b) participate in that activity.

(3) That action is treating a person (A) more favourably in connection with recruitment or promotion than another person (B) because A has the protected characteristic but B does not.

(4) But subsection (2) applies only if—

(a) A is as qualified as B to be recruited or promoted,

(b) P does not have a policy of treating persons who share the protected characteristic more favourably in connection with recruitment or promotion than persons who do not share it, and

(c) taking the action in question is a proportionate means of achieving the aim referred to in subsection (2).

(5) “Recruitment” means a process for deciding whether to—

(a) offer employment to a person,

(b) make contract work available to a contract worker,

(c) offer a person a position as a partner in a firm or proposed firm,

(d) offer a person a position as a member of an LLP or proposed LLP,

(e) offer a person a pupillage or tenancy in barristers’ chambers,

(f) take a person as an advocate’s devil or offer a person membership of an advocate’s stable,

(g) offer a person an appointment to a personal office,

(h) offer a person an appointment to a public office, recommend a person for such an appointment or approve a person’s appointment to a public office, or

(i) offer a person a service for finding employment.

Circumvent the Glass Ceiling

The board of directors of every public limited company should consist of fifty percent plus one women. In practice this could mean that, regardless of how many directors there were, a quorum would consist of a stated number of directors (minumum three) of which fifty percent plus one would be women. For such purposes a woman would be defined as someone considered to be such by twelve other women selected at random.

Why is this idea important?

The board of directors of every public limited company should consist of fifty percent plus one women. In practice this could mean that, regardless of how many directors there were, a quorum would consist of a stated number of directors (minumum three) of which fifty percent plus one would be women. For such purposes a woman would be defined as someone considered to be such by twelve other women selected at random.

STOP TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT SEX

No wonder we have the highest average of under age sex when my 14 year old nephew comes in from school and tells me he cant wait to have a go, and half the school is pregnant, the education system is ramming sex down there theoats, buzz bus outside where the ice cream van should be giving out free condoms…. what a world.

Why is this idea important?

No wonder we have the highest average of under age sex when my 14 year old nephew comes in from school and tells me he cant wait to have a go, and half the school is pregnant, the education system is ramming sex down there theoats, buzz bus outside where the ice cream van should be giving out free condoms…. what a world.

Men Seeking Prostitutes are Not Criminals; Protect Them

The suggestion that men who seek prostitutes are criminals is evil spin. It serves no one but those seeking to expand their power base. Customers are ordinary men who want sex outside of their current relationship(s) or who simply lack the seduction skills to start a relationship.

Proposals to criminalise men seeking prostitiutes are based on the feminist lie that prostitutes are exploited women. While this is no doubt true in a small minority of cases it is far from true generally. Women who enter prostitution do so because it is very lucrative. They can earn a 4-figure sum daily. A sum that's untaxed. (Is this really exploitation?)

But I would go further. Common practice amongst prostitutes and pimps is take the customer's money and not deliver the sex he has paid for. Pimps — often gangsters — threaten him with violence.

This is clear extortion. It is robbery. It should be regarded as a crime. A customer should not fear that legal authorities would turn away from him if this situation arose — let alone arrest him after being robbed in this topsy-turvy world of feminism.

Why is this idea important?

The suggestion that men who seek prostitutes are criminals is evil spin. It serves no one but those seeking to expand their power base. Customers are ordinary men who want sex outside of their current relationship(s) or who simply lack the seduction skills to start a relationship.

Proposals to criminalise men seeking prostitiutes are based on the feminist lie that prostitutes are exploited women. While this is no doubt true in a small minority of cases it is far from true generally. Women who enter prostitution do so because it is very lucrative. They can earn a 4-figure sum daily. A sum that's untaxed. (Is this really exploitation?)

But I would go further. Common practice amongst prostitutes and pimps is take the customer's money and not deliver the sex he has paid for. Pimps — often gangsters — threaten him with violence.

This is clear extortion. It is robbery. It should be regarded as a crime. A customer should not fear that legal authorities would turn away from him if this situation arose — let alone arrest him after being robbed in this topsy-turvy world of feminism.

Scrap the post of Minister for Women and Equalities

Theresa May is, amongst other things, Minister for Women and Equalities.  Women are not a victimised minority in need of special representation.  Whilst there are areas of life where women may be disadvantaged there are also areas of life where men are disadvantaged – for example education, life expectancy, health care and family law.  Giving half of the population special representation and ignoring the other half does not promote equality but rather engenders inequality.

Why is this idea important?

Theresa May is, amongst other things, Minister for Women and Equalities.  Women are not a victimised minority in need of special representation.  Whilst there are areas of life where women may be disadvantaged there are also areas of life where men are disadvantaged – for example education, life expectancy, health care and family law.  Giving half of the population special representation and ignoring the other half does not promote equality but rather engenders inequality.

Review of pharmacists’ power over birth control

In pharmacies, the pharmacist can reject requests for the morning after pill based on moral grounds. I feel that this is far too much power from one person over an issue that does not concern them along with too much interference over someone's life. If this power is taken away from pharmacists then accessing birth control will be easier. It should not be up to the pharmacist to determine a woman's pregnancy, it is unfair and places too much power in the hands of a stranger.

Why is this idea important?

In pharmacies, the pharmacist can reject requests for the morning after pill based on moral grounds. I feel that this is far too much power from one person over an issue that does not concern them along with too much interference over someone's life. If this power is taken away from pharmacists then accessing birth control will be easier. It should not be up to the pharmacist to determine a woman's pregnancy, it is unfair and places too much power in the hands of a stranger.

Cabinet should be representative of society

The ConDem cabinet is dominated by white, male, public school educated people. These people are not represenative of our wonderfully diverse socitey.

Establish a law that dictates cabinet should comprise an equal number of men and women, public school educated people should not be over represented and lets ensure our ethnic minorities are well represented as well. Also no unelected people to sit in cabinet.

Why is this idea important?

The ConDem cabinet is dominated by white, male, public school educated people. These people are not represenative of our wonderfully diverse socitey.

Establish a law that dictates cabinet should comprise an equal number of men and women, public school educated people should not be over represented and lets ensure our ethnic minorities are well represented as well. Also no unelected people to sit in cabinet.

Review of the Abortion Act 1967

The gap between the statute and how the abortion law functions in practice is problematic.  I'd like to see the right of the woman to choose to be recognised in law, rather than the discretion of the doctor.  This may include making access to abortion easier in the first trimester, for example, or abolishing the need for a second signature and continuing to review the time limits on abortion in light of the effect of technological developments in paediatric intensive care and their effect on viability.

Why is this idea important?

The gap between the statute and how the abortion law functions in practice is problematic.  I'd like to see the right of the woman to choose to be recognised in law, rather than the discretion of the doctor.  This may include making access to abortion easier in the first trimester, for example, or abolishing the need for a second signature and continuing to review the time limits on abortion in light of the effect of technological developments in paediatric intensive care and their effect on viability.

Make the contraceptive Pill available free from pharmacies

To obtain the contraceptive Pill, one must currently have an appointment with the nurse every time it is prescribed (usually every three or six months). The main purpose of this appointment is to check blood pressure, but devices to read blood pressure are already located in many GPs' waiting rooms, and could be installed in all large pharmacies. If the 'morning-after' pill is available from pharmacies, why couldn't more preventative measures also be made available?

I stress that it would have to be decided by health experts whether this should or should not be available for people being prescribed the Pill for the first time, as these women may need to discuss its suitability for them with a nurse. It should certainly be an option for those for whom it was a repeat prescription, and who could provide evidence of this.

Why is this idea important?

To obtain the contraceptive Pill, one must currently have an appointment with the nurse every time it is prescribed (usually every three or six months). The main purpose of this appointment is to check blood pressure, but devices to read blood pressure are already located in many GPs' waiting rooms, and could be installed in all large pharmacies. If the 'morning-after' pill is available from pharmacies, why couldn't more preventative measures also be made available?

I stress that it would have to be decided by health experts whether this should or should not be available for people being prescribed the Pill for the first time, as these women may need to discuss its suitability for them with a nurse. It should certainly be an option for those for whom it was a repeat prescription, and who could provide evidence of this.