Cheltenham committed to reducing hate crimes including sexism

Following discussions that misogyny may become a 6th strand of hate crime, Cheltenham Borough council have announced their support to combat the issue. Currently offenders targeting race, disability and sexuality can be classed as aggravated offences, resulting in longer sentences, but hatred towards gender is not included. Speaking to the Women and Equalities Committee, Mark […]


Feminists battle against sexist books

A Cheltenham based feminist society has began a campaign to stop gender bias children’s books. ‘Chelt Fems’ have been distributing ‘gender busting’ bookmarks throughout sexist children’s books in local shops across the town centre. The campaign aims to encourage young people not to adhere to traditional stereotypes. Head of the group, Josephine Bartooch said: “To […]