There’s the pussy-grabbing, fat-shaming, Presidential brand of sexism, and then there’s the Prime Ministerial variety. Cleverer, more insidious and often – though not always – cloaked in a veneer of old Etonian charm. As 100,000 men and women marched in London this weekend against Trump’s unabashed misogyny, I reflected ruefully on David Cameron’s grandiose promises…Read More
Prime Ministers used to be unashamedly sexist – but at least you knew where they stood. As the women’s suffrage movement gained momentum, incumbent William Gladstone denounced the women’s vote as a violation of their feminity which would: “trespass upon their delicacy, their purity, their refinement, the elevation of their whole nature”. Today, thanks to…Read More
(Originally published in the Huffington Post, 05.04.16) David Cameron is man on a mission. Ever since his pledge last year to “end the gender pay gap in a generation”, he has sought to present himself not only as the face of compassionate conservatism and family values, but also of female emancipation. For this valiant champion…Read More
The junior doctors’ contract officially penalises women – how can David Cameron say he believes in equality?
It might have come from a man, but David Cameron’s vow last summer to “end the gender pay gap in a generation” was a giant step forward for womankind, according to the right-wing press. In seeking to present himself as the unabashed champion of women, the Prime Minister was on fire. There is “no true opportunity…Read More