- Signing off…for a while
- Women’s History Month
- Open Democracy
- We don’t have to choose between shoes and sense
- Women in Parliament
- The problems Tory feminists face?
- Louise Mensch
- What’s the difference between left- and right-wing feminism?
- Diversity in Parliament
- And more…
- New girl on the block? Not me.
- Right-wing feminism
- Margaret Thatcher: feminist?
- Missing author…
- Fighting for equality
Category Archives: Representation
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
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
This week’s Economist has an interesting article on whether quotas work in promoting women to boards. The Economist suggests that it doesn’t. Quotas are a blunt tool, and have potential to backfire. They also, as the Economist points out, fail … Continue reading
In an interview for the Guardian, Harriet Harman MP is quoted as saying: “We mustn’t muddle up Theresa May with a champion for equality. There are some in the new intake of the Tory party who take the feminist agenda … Continue reading
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m in favour of a reformed House of Lords. I support a mainly elected upper chamber, but with some cross-bench, independent peers. So, here’s my wish list for the Lords. 1) Long, single … Continue reading
Roger Helmer MEP has written a blog post which, while proporting to support Ken Clarke MP, twists his (already clumsy) words. I can believe that Mr Clarke did not mean quite what his phrasing suggested, as he was speaking live … Continue reading
(This post was first published by Platform Ten on 12 May 2011.) Reform of the upper chamber is a Conservative policy as much as a Liberal Democrat policy. Reform was mentioned in the 2005 Conservative manifesto, and suggestions outlined in … Continue reading