Deep feminism, debating and local Government

After a great Easter break visiting family in Yorkshire –  a break in which I’d turned all social media off and enjoyed the natural equality that my (secular – that’s me) god-daughter claims with her older brothers: for her toys are just toys and a tractor is as good as a pram, despite her middle brother’s attempts to “correct” her  – I was prepping for a meeting at the invitation of the Lewisham Council  to give evidence to their committee on Barriers to Entering Politics. This was quite an extraordinary day for us in the Women’s Equality Party Lewisham – to be included in such an event alongside representatives from the Fawcett Society shows that we are being taken seriously.  It turned out to be an extraordinary day for everyone in the UK because it was also the day that Snap General Election was called.

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