Today Gaby Hinsliff has a piece in the Observer on right-wing feminism. As I’m writing this ahead of publication, I haven’t yet read it, but I contributed to it the research and I hope I’m quoted.
I’m a fiscally right-wing, socially liberal feminist. I believe that all individuals are fundamentally equal. Every individual is different, but at the most basic level we are all human beings.
“Equality” is not the preserve of the left-wing. Feminism does not have to be about collective rights, but can be about individual needs. Feminism started as part of liberalism, as the assertion that all human beings are rational creatures. Equality isn’t something to be given by the state, but something to be recognised by the community.
If you’ve been brought here by the Observer article, please take a look back through my posts. I apologise for the fact that they stop at the end of September, but I’m afraid hunting for a new job comes first.