“The thoughts we choose to think are the tools we use to paint the canvas of our lives.”
Womankind represents a new era for women, publishing books on self, identity and meaning in today’s society. Womankind features leading journalists, authors and artists – offering a signature mix of reporting and commentary on culture, creativity, philosophy, nature, and ways to live a more fulfilling life.
Womankind is funded via online subscriptions and sales. If you would like to support Womankind please subscribe now (or take out a gift subscription for a friend). Womankind is produced by independent publishing house Poet Press, which also publishes New Philosopher magazine.
Code of ethics
Poet Press, the publisher of Womankind, abides by a code of ethics, in which a respect for truth and the public’s right to information are fundamental principles of journalism. Journalists search, disclose, record, question, entertain, comment and remember. They inform citizens and animate democracy. They scrutinise power, but also exercise it, and should be responsible and accountable.
Poet Press‘s writers commit themselves to:
– Respect for the rights of others
Poet Press‘s writers will educate themselves about ethics and apply the following standards:
– Report and interpret honestly, striving for accuracy, fairness and disclosure of all essential facts. Do not suppress relevant available facts, or give distorting emphasis. Do your utmost to give a fair opportunity for reply.
– Do not place unnecessary emphasis on personal characteristics, including race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, family relationships, religious belief, or physical or intellectual disability.
– Aim to attribute information to its source. Where a source seeks anonymity, do not agree without first considering the source’s motives and any alternative attributable source. Where confidences are accepted, respect them in all circumstances.
– Do not allow personal interest, or any belief, commitment, payment, gift or benefit, to undermine your accuracy, fairness or independence.
– Disclose conflicts of interest that affect, or could be seen to affect, the accuracy, fairness or independence of your journalism. Do not improperly use a journalistic position for personal gain.
– Do not allow advertising or other commercial considerations to undermine accuracy, fairness or independence.
– Do your utmost to ensure disclosure of any direct or indirect payment made for interviews, pictures, information or stories.
– Use fair, responsible and honest means to obtain material. Identify yourself and your employer before obtaining any interview for publication or broadcast. Never exploit a person’s vulnerability or ignorance of media practice.
– Present pictures and sound which are true and accurate. Any manipulation likely to mislead should be disclosed.
– Do not plagiarise.
– Respect private grief and personal privacy. Journalists have the right to resist compulsion to intrude.
– Do your utmost to achieve fair correction of errors.