Tuesday, November 03, 2009

What it's really like for woman in politics

There's a fantastic article in the Guardian today by Tanya gold which looks at the disgraceful way Liz Truss, the Tory candidate facing deselection after her local constituency association found out she had an affair with a Tory MP, has been treated.

She goes on to highlight the numerous ways in which women in politics are demeaned in the media. She didn't, but she could have mentioned the horrendous treatment meted out to Jo Swinson by the Telegraph.

If you think that women have got everything they ever wanted, this article will prove you wrong. And if you still doubt, have a read of some of the comments and see some of the misogynistic attitudes that are out there.

1 comment:

Jennie said...

TBH I think that was a bit of a muddled piece. She should have gone more for the "men are not treated like this" angle, IMHO, and used Mark Field as a specific.

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