Tag Archives: sexism

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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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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Fighting for equality

Australia has recently allowed women to serve on the frontline. While military life and customs hold no personal appeal, many men and women feel the call to defend our country. Traditional thought says that women shouldn’t engage in frontline combat … Continue reading

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A bad law for the burqa

Last spring, France banned full face veils in all public places.  Much as I oppose the burqa, I didn’t support a ban.  This ban was designed to protect the state, not women. This article in the Guardian this morning reports … Continue reading

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Should the Topman t-shirts be banned?

The Telegraph wonders why “feminists are getting their knickers in a twist” over the Topman t-shirts.  These are the t-shirts are the ones which say “Nice new girlfriend: what breed is she?” and “I’m sorry, but…” followed by a list … Continue reading

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Independent advice on abortion? Really?

For some time, Nadine Dorries MP has been asking that women considering an abortion are given advice not by an organisation with vested interests in the abortion process (such as an abortion provider), but by an organisation offering independent counselling. … Continue reading

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