Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 26/03/2012 - 17:08

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Mumsnet rape survey, take two

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:49

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Has one in every ten women really been raped?

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 28/01/2011 - 10:42

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Standard recycles out of date figures on domestic homicides

Once a “fact” is in the electronics cuttings library it makes regular reappearances.

Robert Whiston :: Tue, 14/09/2010 - 11:42

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Misleading claims on domestic violence in Australia

False statistics inundate our lives. They gush like a torrent from government ministries on to front pages the world over. Never, or rarely, is there enough time to check them all.

Hamish Birchall :: Thu, 25/03/2010 - 10:52

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Chasing the lady through employment statistics

A spate of press reports this month warned of dire consequences for women if public spending cuts lead to public sector job losses. 

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 12/03/2010 - 11:24

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What about equality?

There’s an odd argument in the letters column of The Guardian today from Ceri Goddard, Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society, which campaigns for equality between men and wome

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 17/02/2010 - 14:52

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Juries not to blame for rapists going free

“Contrary to popular belief and previous Government reports, juries actually convict more often than they acquit in rape cases” concludes Professor Cheryl Thomas of University Col

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 02/10/2009 - 15:54

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Getting lippy behind the wheel

Women making up as they drive cause 450,000 accidents a year, according to today's Daily Express.

Sheila Bird :: Tue, 21/07/2009 - 13:55

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How great is the risk of H1N1 to pregnant women?

Pregnant women are more vulnerable to infections of all sorts, because their immune systems are suppressed. That means that the H1N1 flu epidemic could strike disproportionately hard at women who are pregnant, and that every effort should be made to monitor cases carefully.