Business Daily, Good Looks and Getting Ahead

BBC World Service, 8.32am, 20.04.2018

How much does your physical attractiveness affect your career prospects? And can the attention it draws be something of a mixed blessing?

Vishala Sri-Pathma hears from British barrister Dr Charlotte Proudman about her personal experiences in what is a very male dominated profession. But while good looks may help you land a job, does it make it harder to get on with your colleagues? Vishala speaks to Cary Cooper, professor of organisational psychology at Manchester University, body language expert Judi James, and headhunter John Purcell.


Should terrorist sympathising parents have their children removed from their care?

LBC, 7.20am, 14.03.2018

Yesterday the Justice Secretary called for family courts to remove children from radical extremist parents and place children in state care. Nick Ferrari of LBC radio asked Dr Charlotte Proudman how family courts can ensure children are safe from indoctrination within family homes.  As a family law barrister Charlotte explained the legal test required for children to be removed from their families; the need to ensure a link between parents’ extreme attitudes and the impact of holding such views upon children; and the necessity of working towards changing parents’ mindsets rather than removal, which should always be a last resort.


Is “Time Up” on sexual harassment in the workplace?

Sky News, 16.40, 22.01.2018

Following the recent Golden Globes and SAG awards ceremony, Sky News asks whether women’s empowerment in Hollywood will impact upon other women’s lives in society who are not in the same privileged position.

 


What impact has the #MeToo movement had in relations between men and women in the workplace?

Sky News, 16.45, 10.01.2018

In the wake of a highly publicised letter signed by 100 French women including Catherine Deneuve denouncing the MeToo movement, Dr Charlotte Proudman was invited by Sky News to debate the issue alongside a columnist at Spiked.


Has the #MeToo movement changed cultural attitudes towards sexual harassment in the workplace?  

Sky News, 9.35am, 20.12.2017

Dr Charlotte Proudman was interviewed by Sky News about sexual harassment in the workplace. During the interview, Charlotte discussed the need for women and men to collectively challenge sexl abuse. Charlotte argued that the onus should be placed on men in the workplace who are ordinarily in greater positions of power than women and thus able to hold a colleague accountable for their actions. Women often fear speaking out as they could face repercussions such as losing their job or further discrimination. While the recent unfolding of sexual harassment cases against high profile men has been a watershed moment for the women’s movement, there is growing concern that this might lead to a broader backlash against gender equality by those who feel threatened by a shifting status quo.


Challenging sexual harassment in the workplace

Sky News, 17.30, 04.11.2017

Dr Charlotte Proudman was invited by Sky News to speak about the growing sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood, the media and more recently politics. She argued for change by establishing an independent body in workplaces to investigate allegations of abuse.


Women pay a high price for speaking out against sexual harassment in the workplace

LBC, 10.15am, 04.11.2017

Following allegations of sexual harassment in Parliament, Dr Charlotte Proudman was invited to speak to Matt Frei on LBC radio. Charlotte challenged Edwina Currie’s claims that women today are ‘snowflakes’ and that many allegations are untrue leaving men’s careers in tatters. Charlotte argued that false rape reporting is between 2-3% and women pay a high price for speaking out, as their credibility is undermined. She argued that the following changes are required: redistribution of power from men to women in male dominated workplaces, establish an independent body dealing specifically with sexual abuse claims in the workplace and remove the three-month time limit for presenting employment claims.


Should there be a Statute of Limitation for sex abuse cases?

GMB ITV, 8.10am, 31.10.2017

In the wake of the recent sexual harassment allegations involving Hollywood giants such as Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, Good Morning Britain spoke to a criminal lawyer who said victims should have just three years to report sexual offences. However, Dr Charlotte Proudman disagreed and said an abuse claim time limit would discourage women from coming forward and reporting instances of sexual abuse, 8.10am, 31 October 2017.

 


How prevalent is sexual harassment in the workplace?

Radio 4 today programme, 8.30am, 30.10.2017

Allegations of sexual harassment are now growing in politics. How prevalent are problems of sexual harassment at work and how can we stop it from happening? Anne Robinson is a broadcaster and journalist, Charlotte Proudman is a barrister and women’s rights activist and Vicky Featherstone is artistic director of the Royal Court. To listen click here.


Challenging the prevalence of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace

BBC World News, 14.10.2017

In the context of the mounting allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Harvey Weinstein in Hollywood, Charlotte spoke on BBC World News live presented by Samantha Simmonds alongside contributor Dr Emma Chapman, astrophysicist about the prevalence of gender discrimination in the workplace, the causes of sexual harassment at work and changing cultural attitudes towards such behaviour.

 

 


Are women’s stories about sexual harassment a watershed moment for gender equality?

BBC world tonight programme, 13.10.2017, BBC Radio 4

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Charlotte was invited to speak on BBC Radio 4 the world tonight programme presented by Razia Iqbal alongside contributors Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project and Emma Chapman, astrophysicist about sexual harassment beyond Hollywood and strategies to eliminate such conduct, 13 October 2017.


Ched Evans rape trial: disclosure of women’s sexual history in rape case

BBC Oxford Radio, 18.10.2016

Charlotte argued against the admission of evidence about a complainant’s past sexual behaviour in rape trials commenting in particular on the case of Ched Evans.


Prostitution: The Nordic model

BBC World Service, 16.45, 07.04.2016

Charlotte argued that the UK should adopt the Nordic model, which changes prostitution laws to criminalise buyers of sex, decriminalises prostituted women and provides exit strategies for women. Charlotte debated against a ‘sex worker’ activist from Norway.


LBC morning review of the newspapers with Nick Ferrari on LBC Radio

LBC radio, 25.02.2016 and 09.10.2015


Female genital mutilation and zero tolerance day

ITV news, 13.45, 05.02.2016

On the eve of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation Charlotte and Hibo Wardere  FGM campaigner, spoke about the prevalence of FGM in England and Wales and the reasons for there having been no convictions for FGM despite criminalising the practice in 1985.


BBC 100 women: Live debate about image

BBC World Service, 01.12.2015

How important is image? Are beautiful women more likely to succeed? What has led to so many women turning to plastic surgery? Does self-improvement come from within?


Should sharia councils be banned? A rare glimpse inside the inner workings of Islamic justice in the UK

BBC 1 Inside Out, 02.11.2015

Charlotte argues that the current parallel legal system whereby Sharia law operates in the UK should be prohibited as sharia councils legitimise discrimination against Muslim women.


What is your personal beauty bar?

BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, 26.10.2015

Charlotte Proudman and Virginia Ironside discuss their ‘personal beauty bar’ and their opposing views on cosmetic surgery.


The decline of feminism?

The Spectator, 22.10.2015

Debate with Emily Hill of the Spectator on the decline of feminism. According to Emily Hill, boys are performing much worse that girls, which is contrary to the statistics on sexual abuse and workplace discrimination highlighted by Charlotte Proudman.


Sharia law in Britain

BBC Radio 5 Live, 14.05.2015

Charlotte argued that Sharia Councils in the UK are discriminating against women and are operating a parallel legal system.


Should sharia councils be under any greater scrutiny than other religious tribunals?

BBC radio 4, 16.04.2015

Charlotte outlined her experience as a Barrister assisting women who sought an Islamic divorce through the Sharia council.


Feminist or equalist?

BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, 25.03.2015

Debated the importance of defining oneself as a feminist not an equalist or humanist contrary to the opposing contributor.


Polygamy in Britain

BBC Radio 4, 29.04.2013

Advised on the legal implications of polygamy for women who are often left with no legal recourse upon divorce, presented by Jemima Khan.


Secrets of Britain’s sharia councils

BBC Panorama, 26.04.2013

Panorama goes undercover to investigate what is really happening in Britain’s Sharia Councils – Islamic religious courts. Some women reveal they have suffered domestic violence ignored by these councils as campaigners say it is time to tackle the parallel legal system which can run counter to British law. Charlotte discussed Muslim women’s experience of gender discrimination within Sharia councils in the UK.


The criminalisation of forced marriage

BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, 02.05.2012

Argued for criminalisation of forced marriage as a participant.