Category Archives: equality

Young women have voting power. Now they need spending power

I wrote this for the i and it can be found here. This week, in the UK, women will earn £2.5 billion (£2,647,736,923) in total less than men. That’s £176.50 for each woman in work. Advertisements

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Beating Donald Trump to Time magazine Person of the Year is just the start

Today I wrote for the Guardian. You can read the article in full by clicking here.

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Forward, not back on women’s representation

The general election represented a welcome stride forward for the Labour party on women’s representation – but the job is far from done.

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Labour is a pioneer in fighting sexism. That doesn’t mean there’s no sexism in Labour

Here’s a piece I wrote for the New Statesman today. While we campaign against misogyny, we must not fall into the trap of thinking Labour is above it; doing so lets women members down and puts the party in danger … Continue reading

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Everywoman: a review

‘You will never be popular’, starts Jess Phillips – words spoken to her by Harriet Harman when she first began speaking out for women in parliament.

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Labour has some brilliant women in local government – now we need to act to ensure there are more of them

I wrote this for my LabourList column. It’s easy to feel down about women’s progress at the moment – not least in local government – but our women councillors give us reason to be optimistic.

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A message to Donald Trump

I wrote this following the Women’s March. As Donald Trump settled in to the Oval Office on Saturday, millions of people worldwide took to the streets to march for women’s rights. In London, Labour members, trade unionists and thousands of … Continue reading

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