- 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: sexism
(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
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
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
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
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
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