Media Round-Up: December 2022

Date Posted: Friday 20th January 2023

While things were winding down as the end of a turbulent year came closer, our work was cited in a number of different outlets.

With reporting on the cost-of-living crisis dominating much of the media as people continue to struggle, a number of articles cited our analyses of its gendered impacts.

The Cosmopolitan published a piece on celebrating christmas in the face of a spiralling cost of living crisis: No presents, avoiding relatives and visiting food banks: Christmas in a cost-of-living crisis

Our director Mary-Ann Stephenson was quoted in the article “How lockdown has left women more vulnerable to the recession” published in the Telegraph. She emphasized how the cost-of-living crisis is both a crisis of prices as well as of income – especially for women who tend to have lower incomes and less savings.

Medium then picked up Mary-Ann’s comments in the article “Don’t overegg the pudding – no one needs to go hungry”.

Responding to the chancellor’s missed opportunity to tax wealth and further gender equality in the autumn budget, WBG’s Ignacia Pinto wrote an article for the  Chartist “Tories cut but play for time”. Together with Sue Himmelweit from our Policy Advisory Group, Ignacia also published a blog piece that was featured by the Tax Justice Network: “The UK Chancellor could have taxed income from wealth properly, strenghtened our public services and invested in social infrastructure but chose not to”

Stroud News reported that “MP wants parents views on childcare”, naming WBG as one of the organisations present at the round-table on childcare that was co-hosted by Stroud MP Siobhan Baillie in Parliament.

Vicky Spratt wrote an important piece for Refinery29 on how single mothers are hit particularly hard by the cost-of-living crisis quoting our research on the gender housing gap: Young Single Mums Are Really Struggling, So Why Is Nobody Helping?

Women’s Grid shared the WBG’s support of the amendment to the Levelling Up Bill tabled by Labour MP Stella Creasy with support from a cross-party group of MPs.

Better not stop referred to our research on how a shorter work week can promote gender-equal distributions across work in a piece on the benefits of a 4-day work week.

The article “Okehampton Church to collect Second-hand Toys for Refuge” published in the Okehampton Times cited WBG’s analysis on the intersections of poverty and domestic abuse.

Dazed reported on the “Beauty gap: how the cost of living crisis is ruining women’s confidence”, referring to our work on gendered income inequalities.

And finally, Bloomberg UK cited a WBG report exploring the long-term ramifications of motherhood on women’s careers and incomes in their piece reporting that “UK’s Telegraph Group Cuts Paternity Leave From Six Months to Two”.