Tag Archives: women’s issues

The Double Standards Of Today

There’s  a story in the media of Donald Trump’s apparent assault on a woman passenger thirty five years ago.  Pretty yucky, you might say. Rightly so. But the other point to raise though is that while men and women are shocked by this … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare… Sympathetic or Misogynistic?

Apparently for freelance theatre directors, the Taming of the Shrew is one of the least liked assignments and one of Shakespeare’s problem plays. This isn’t even a recent change in audience attitude, as more than one hundred years ago, George … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Employs Some Common Sense Feminism

Its ironic that the icons of women’s liberation are often those who personify the very opposite of what was originally intended, in that they represent chained-to-the-home domesticity: our own mothers. As I wrote on this blog a couple of years ago, … Continue reading

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How Legs Have Become a Feminist Issue

The wearing of trousers by women has always been loosely linked with liberty and emancipation.  Up until the 20th century they were viewed as men’s clothes. So much so that  in 1919 a Puerto Rican woman who wore them in … Continue reading

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What Female Politicians Can Learn From Thatcher and Clinton

How the US selection teaches us a fair bit about the state of feminism today. On the face of it, it was not unreasonable for Hilary Clinton to court the female vote. Apparently women account for 52% in the US, … Continue reading

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Why Feminists Should Know More About Men

It’s now fifty years since the dawn of the second wave of feminism and much has changed for women in the West. Back then, the popular understanding was that the only reason for a marriageable woman to take a job … Continue reading

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Why Conservative Feminism is Beautiful

Conservative feminism and the more orthodox schools have very different views on beauty. The former accepts that woman’s physical attraction is essential to her well-being, the other doesn’t appear to. The Woman’s Equality Party, which is looking to field candidates in … Continue reading

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Seven Reasons to Agree with Camille Paglia

Conservative feminists are often referred to as anti-feminist feminists. To define this more accurately, this is conservative with a small ‘c’. In other words, in my book, you can be a `conservative feminist’ and not belong to any particular  political … Continue reading

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To quota or not to quota?

‘There are no more all male boards in FTSE 100 companies,’ says Lord Davies latest report. The former trade minister’s announcement today must make welcome reading for feminists campaigning on this issue. Progress has at last been made and quite … Continue reading

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Why The PM’s Pig Scandal is Also a Feminist Issue

I doubt if Lord Ashcroft’s allegations that David Cameron took part in some revolting act involving a dead pig is going to damage the PM’s reputation too much. If anything it might shed a sympathetic light on him,  particularly since … Continue reading

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