Category Archives: Definitions

Open Democracy

I have an interesting exchange with someone called Zoe Stavri on Open Democracy.  Essentially, she believes that Tories can’t be feminists.  I argue that I am one.  Some of the comments are enlightening, and by that I don’t mean that a) … Continue reading

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Louise Mensch

Louise Mensch’s article yesterday hammered home a couple of vital points: that Tory feminism is holistic, and that Tory feminism is about equality of opportunity. Tory feminism looks at women as people, not as a homogeneous sisterhood.  We’re not all the … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between left- and right-wing feminism?

I’m a left-leaning Tory – a One Nation type with much in common with our Liberal Democrat friends. But what makes me a Tory feminist? (Besides the fact that I’m not a socialist and I’m more cautious than radical in … Continue reading

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New girl on the block? Not me.

The recent blog posts about “Tory feminism” have been interesting.  I tend not to agree with Christina Odone, but I find myself nodding at her assertion that Tory feminism is not a new and startling development.  No, right-wing feminism not … Continue reading

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Right-wing feminism

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, … Continue reading

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Margaret Thatcher: feminist?

The Guardian has an article on whether Margaret Thatcher should be considered a feminist icon. Personally, I’m not a Thatcherite – while I can embrace the free market, I have little in common with social Conservatism. Margaret Thatcher would have … Continue reading

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Logic

Let’s get this straight: being logical does not make you right.  It’s perfectly possible to construct a logical argument based on flawed premises. You take a premise like, ooooh, the fact that it’s cold at night, and form a logical … Continue reading

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