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Moderating Feminism: The Past The Now and What Comes Next

Has feminism produced the goods for women or not? Do the Men’s Rights Movement, who now also claim discrimination, have a point? Why do feminists not agree among themselves on abortion, pornography or the burka? I've been delving into this subject for years and now...

Why Feminism Must Not Forget The Other Side

Feminism has achieved a lot a good things for girls. It’s gone far beyond just getting the vote and property rights. Women now outnumber men in the UK almost two-thirds of degree subjects, and, according to university admissions service UCAS, the gender gap in British...

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,  if you ask young...

This epidemic of sexual bullying needs to be stopped

First published on Conservative Home on May 2nd 2016 In September last year, it was revealed that there were 5,500 sexual offences recorded in UK schools between 2011 and 2014. Within these figures, there were 4,000 alleged physical sexual assaults and more than 600...

Why it’s Time for More Feminism – But In Moderation!

The risk of a return to restrictions on what women wear, where they walk and how they express themselves could be something even the most well-meaning of feminists have overlooked Not only does orthodox feminism need a strong opposition voice to counter many of its...

How They’ve Always Kept Mum About Heathrow Expansion

‘To pilots it's a no-brainer,’ said my husband to me God knows how many years ago , but this picture will give a clue as to how long. The kids are now in their twenties and the one posing precociously in the white frilly dress has been happily married for over a year....

Why Kindness and Politics Don’t Mix

First published on Conservative Home on October 15th 2015 Is Jeremy Corbyn’s pledge to put kindness back into British politics a helpful act or just a baseless ploy? On November 13th 2010 I launched Kindness Day UK on BBC Breakfast. World Kindness Day had been...