Off Message: Zooming in on the case for gender equality

Technologies such as Zoom are there to make us more efficient in our working lives from home. But they’ve also had the curious effect of humanising us to our peers, and changing attitudes in the process

5th July, 2020
Off Message: Zooming in on the case for gender equality
Dr Clare Wenham and her daughter Scarlett, who played a starring role in a recent BBC interview

It’s every parent’s nightmare: you're in the middle of doing a Skype call from home for BBC television when your child decides to blunder into the frame, an all-singing, all-dancing wrecking ball for your carefully constructed professional self.

Many television viewers will recall the case of Robert E Kelly, the South Korea professor, who was being interviewed live on the BBC in 2017 when two of his children burst through the...

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