Monthly Archives: March 2011

How cosmopolitan is David Cameron?

The Government’s part in the current events in Libya marks David Cameron as a reluctant cosmopolitan.  His intention is that ordinary citizens are able to voice their hopes and protest against the regime of Colonel Gaddafi.  The UK Government has … Continue reading

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How tory feminism has two faces

I’ve blogged for about a week without actually defining tory feminism*. Don’t worry, I’m about to do that now. I describe myself as “moderate tory, liberal feminist”. By that I mean that tory feminism has its roots firmly in liberal … Continue reading

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Individualism, collectivism and feminism

Feminism is generally defined as collectivist. “Reclaiming the F-Word“, to name just one recent publication on feminism, is quite clear that feminism is about collective action, collective gains, and a collective approach.  If feminism is about collective action then those … Continue reading

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Why is flexible working important?

The New Statesman has an article about flexible working for parents.  Basically, it argues that the budget’s halt to the the extension of flexible working and the review of regulations sends the message that flexible working arrangements are a burden … Continue reading

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Equality and motherhood

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I believe that the differences between men and women arise primarily from social expectations.  Men and women become different because our culture gives them different experiences, shapes them differently.  One of the key ways in … Continue reading

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Indecision…

Yesterday I said I wasn’t planning on going on the march.  I didn’t feel that I could march for the alternative when I didn’t have an alternative.  And besides, I support the principle of spending cuts. I may have changed … Continue reading

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March for the Alternative

I was considering going on the March for the Alternative tomorrow. I’m not planning to go for one simple reason: I can’t march for the alternative because I don’t have an alternative*. I don’t have an alternative because I support … Continue reading

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