Category: violence against women
Why there must be a statement ensuring all Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Members will be made to feel psychologically safe when contributing at RCN Congress 2022.
Today at the RCN Annual General Meeting, I felt compelled to make an ask of the College. “As an RCN member, I appreciate the College and the Chief Executive and General Secretary, Pat Cullen’s recommitment to equality, diversity and inclusion in the wake of the KPMG Report; also in Pat’s blog on the eve of […]
Section 28 (2.0): why we can’t be willfully blind or performative allies & who benefits from the polarisation of sex versus gender?
In the light of a right-wing mainstream media driving a flailing UK government’s sinister rhetoric on trans rights, in an attempt to regain populism, we need allies to stop being performative and others to stop being willfully blind as we careen toward Section 28 2.0. We need to ask who benefits from the polarisation of sex versus gender?
I was very kindly asked to write this blog post for the Royal College of Nursing’s Feminist Network. Fact: nursing is an evidenced-based profession; as we traverse throughout our university nursing education, we learn to be a nurse whilst honing our critical thinking skills. When I took to the stage, speaking in favour of the […]
Violence against and society’s treatment of women: why men need to acknowledge, address and own these issues.
I suppose it fits that this blog is coming out on Mother’s Day because I dedicate this blog post as a love letter to my mum, the woman who has played the most significant role in shaping me into the man I am today. But I dedicate it not only to my mum but to […]