Category Archives: Media, society and state

We don’t have to choose between shoes and sense

(This post was first published at Platform 10 on 2 February 2012.) On Wednesday, 1 February, the APPG for Women in Parliament held a panel discussion on the way that female politicians were portrayed in the media.  The Guardian reported this … Continue reading

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Women in Parliament

The Guardian has a write-up on the All Party Parliamentary Group last night on women in the media.  It’s about 33% accurate — because the journalist has faithfully reported what two of the six panellists said, and completely ignored the other four. The last … Continue reading

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The problems Tory feminists face?

Suzanne Moore has taken issue* with Louise Mensch’s article (see yesterday’s blog post).  I don’t agree with all of Ms Moore’s arguments. Firstly, Ms Mensch is not “rebranding feminism in her own image”, but writing about how she approaches feminism.  … 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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Diversity in Parliament

 As I’ve pointed out before on this blog, I believe that the differences between individuals vastly outstrip the differences between men and women.  Because I don’t think that women have some innate qualities which make them different to me, you … Continue reading

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And more…

Yet another blog about Tory feminism, this time suggesting Sayeeda Warsi as an example. The comments make for interesting reading. Have we touched a nerve?

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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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