2017年2月13日 星期一

Adele. Beyoncé:Hello 一曲87天10億次; Taylor Swift, Cynthia Payne, brothel-keeper; Sandi Toksvig...The Women's Equality Party




Adele has outpaced Psy on the race to 1 billion views on YouTube.

英國近日奇觀:Cynthia Payne, brothel-keeper, Adele Goes Viral;The Women's Equality Party


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Image caption阿黛爾的專輯《25》成為本年度銷售的大贏家。

其在美國銷售的第一周就售出338萬張,超過了美國當紅歌星泰勒·斯威夫特(Taylor Swift)180萬張的紀錄。
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Camille Paglia has written a scathing critique of Taylor Swift, referring to the singer as an “obnoxious Nazi Barbie” whose “twinkly persona is such a scary flashback to the fascist blondes who ruled the social scene during my youth”.

Feminist writer says singer – with her ‘girl squad’ – perpetuates elitism…

Adele Goes Viral, No Selfies or Tweets Needed

A 27-year-old mother who pretty much ignores social media is selling more albums than anyone in the sagging music business thought was still possible.




No Joke: British Comedian Founds a Women’s Party


Weary of delays on the issue of equality, a comedian and two journalists have begun the daunting process of forging a new political party. It now has 65 branches.

Women's Equality Party


When women fulfill their potential, everyone benefits. Equality ... treasure and our very own MC - is on tour for the Women's Equality Party up and down the UK.

Women's Party (UK) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Women's Party was a minor political party in the United Kingdom. It was founded by Christabel and Emmeline Pankhurst when they dissolved the Women's ...

Women's Equality Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Women's Equality Party was formed following a public meeting in ... a need for a political party in the United Kingdom to campaign for gender equality to the  ...

‘I went through some very dark times. People say: ‘When did you decide you were gay?’ and you think, ‘When did you decide you were heterosexual?' It’s not a decision. It’s something you gradually begin to realise about yourself and it’s who I am.’

The Women's Equality Party is a political party in the United Kingdom that was formed following a public meeting in London's Royal Festival Hall on 28 March 2015, where it was concluded that there was a need for a political party in the United Kingdom to campaign for gender equality to the benefit of all. The meeting was organised via Facebook[1] under the title "The Women's Equality Party needs you. But probably not as much as you need the Women's Equality Party" following a proposal by Catherine Mayer. The party's full policy was launched by party leader, Sophie Walker, at Conway Hall, 20 October 2015.


Co-founders of the Women's Equality Party

On 2 March 2015, author and journalist Catherine Mayer attended a "Women in Politics" event at the Women of the World Festival(Purcell RoomSouthbank Centre). The panel was chaired by Jude Kelly (Artistic Director, Southbank Centre), and the panel consisted of Katie Ghose (CEO, Electoral Reform Society), Margot James (Conservative), Stella Creasy (Labour) and Jo Swinson (Lib Dem).[2] Having watched the panelists agreeing collegially with each other on almost every point Mayer stood up and said, "What about if I found a Women's Equality Party, tell you what, I'm going to go to the bar afterwards, anyone interested in discussing this come and see me."[3]

On 8 March 2015, at the same festival, comedian Sandi Toksvig presented an event entitled "Sandi Toksvig's Mirth Control: Stand Up and Be Counted", (Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre).[4] Interviewed by Jenni Murray on the BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, Toksvig said, "I had a fantasy cabinet of women, and I didn't care which party they came from, we had Doreen Lawrence as our Home Secretary. Can you imagine anything more wonderful? We had paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson as our Sports Minister, and I asked them to put forward practical suggestions. The world is in a parlous state, 9.1 million women failed to vote in the last election, we need to attract them, we also need to attract the more than 7 million men who didn't vote. Why are people not engaged in politics, because I don't think that the people standing represent the diversity of this country."[5] Mayer phoned Toksvig and the two agreed to become co-founders of the party.[6]


Hers was a high-class establishment. The clients at her afternoon “parties” included vicars, barristers, bankers, an MP and “a peer of the realm”