Tag Archives: progressive conservatives

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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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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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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Same-sex marriage

Excellent news regarding same-sex marriage: the Government is planning on holding a consultation next year, with a view to allowing same-sex civil marriage. I’ll certainly be responding in support of marriage equality, and will also ask the Government to allow … Continue reading

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Progressive Conservatives

(This post was first published by Hackery Blog on 13 June 2011.) An assertion often made is that the Conservative Party is full of Progressive Conservatives who are, well, not particularly conservative. As a liberal-leaning, One Nation moderate, I strongly … Continue reading

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