Six out of 10 women in the UK said they were finding it hard to stay positive day-to-day, compared with just under half of men. Half of women were very concerned about the risk the virus posed to the country, compared with a third of men. Women were also more likely to have their employment impacted, with a third saying their workplaces had been closed, compared with a quarter of men.
There could be up to 28,000 fewer workers in the care sector in England five years after leaving the European Union if employers were no longer able to recruit European Economic Area (EEA) staff, it says. A new report suggests that women will be forced to quit their jobs to look after ill or ageing relatives if the supply of EU care workers is restricted post Brexit. Women are more likely to take on caring roles than men. Of the 6.5 million unpaid carers in the UK, 58% – 3.34 million – are women, according to the 2011 census. Carers UK estimates the economic value of the unpaid care provided by women to be £77bn per year.
Jackie Doyle-Price, the minister for mental health, said that in her experience, many women felt “patronised” and “diminished” when trying to access health treatments. “There are a lot of issues about the asymmetry in that relationship, but they become particularly acute when you look at women. Quite often, the profession is still overwhelmingly male.” She added: “There is not a single female MP who hasn’t told me at some point they felt patronised and diminished whilst trying to access health treatments.”
In every year from 1993 to 2017, more men’s than women’s matches were scheduled on Centre and No 1 courts with an average of 61% men’s and 39% women’s matches. Taking into account that men’s matches are longer than women’s, it suggests that two-and-a-half times more men’s than women’s play has been seen on these courts during the period covered – and the discrepancy shows little sign of narrowing. Last year’s split as 58% to 32% in favour of men.
Kate Allen, director of Amnesty International UK, said Twitter had become a “toxic place for women”. She said: “For far too long Twitter has been a space where women can too easily be confronted with death or rape threats, and where their genders, ethnicities and sexual orientations are under attack. “The trolls are currently winning, because despite repeated promises, Twitter is failing to do enough to stop them. Twitter must take concrete steps to address and prevent violence and abuse against women on its platform, otherwise its claim to be on women’s side is meaningless.”
“Me being such an abled, white, cis body with its only nonconforming feature being a lil leg hair. Literally I’ve been getting rape threats in my DM inbox. I can’t even begin to imagine what it’s like to not possess all these privileges and try to exist in the world. Sending love and try to remember that not everybody has the same experiences being a person.”