- 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
Tag Archives: conservative
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
(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
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
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
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?