Tackling The Classic ”It’s Because You’re a Girl” Comment

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

Young Leaders Like Greta Thurnberg Have Nothing to Lose – Ignore Them At Your Own Risk

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

I’m a young female Tory candidate, would you like my home address?

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?

WATCH: May should go “shoot herself” says People’s Assembly March speaker as abuse against MPs continues

2019 has hardly started, and we’ve already seen more than enough of MPs being targeted and made victims of abuse. From Anna Soubry being mobbed coming back from an interview on College Green, to MPs facing death threats over Brexit. Not a day goes by without another example of this kind of behaviour. Continue reading WATCH: May should go “shoot herself” says People’s Assembly March speaker as abuse against MPs continues

The Abuse of Women in Politics #NameThem

It is deeds and not words that are needed now. The party should lead by example, and name the individuals who made such comments and take action against them. To protect our democracy, we have a duty to hold such individuals and organisations — particularly those in positions of influence — to account when they cross the line of basic human decency. Continue reading The Abuse of Women in Politics #NameThem