The media – and the public – are obsessed with emotion, even more so when it comes to female politicians. Continue reading The Obsession With Emotion
As a young girl in politics, I should be tackling the issue of women being so heavily under-represented in British politics. Instead I’m subjected to comments suggesting that my achievement is a result of my gender and that any attention I receive is derived from physical attraction rather than genuine interest in the work I do as a grassroots activist. Continue reading Tackling The Classic ”It’s Because You’re a Girl” Comment
The younger generations are often criticised for being apathetic, yet when they prove they are anything but, they receive derision from those same people. It is a familiar story of pushback against a generation who grew up in the financial crisis, who cannot afford to buy houses, who may never retire, and whose future is threatened by climate change. Continue reading Young Leaders Like Greta Thurnberg Have Nothing to Lose – Ignore Them At Your Own Risk
Well you can’t have it. Not this year. This is the firsttime in local elections that candidates don’t have to include their home addresson the ballot paper. Parliamentary candidates already have this privilege and its welcome progress that this protective perk has been rolled out to prospective councillors. I’ve heard mixed messages from fellow campaigners about notdeclaring home addresses publicly. From ‘Get ready for criticism … Continue reading I’m a young female Tory candidate, would you like my home address?
Shouting “Theresa May is a f*cking w*ore” outside Downing Street achieves nothing other than to show how one sided your “sisterhood” is. Continue reading The Climate Strike Chants Show The Fatal Flaw In The “Sisterhood”
A woman’s place is everywhere she wants to be – and everywhere that she is valued. This International Women’s Day, show them that “this girl can”. Continue reading Show Them That “This Girl Can” #IWD2019
Let’s swallow our British awkwardness at the slightest sexual reference and let’s embrace a politician showing a bit of normality. Continue reading Like all the ‘dick pics’ you want Sally, you have my full support