- 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: 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
There’s recently been something of a backlash against the Conservative’s thoughts about how to help women. The leaked document sets out the issue – that many policies have had a disproportionate effect on women – and some ideas around possible … Continue reading
Dear Ms Dorries This morning I read a series of letters sent to you regarding uteruses. Some of these I agreed with, others I did not. I would like to add my voice. I’ve met you a couple of times. … Continue reading