A Pox on the Patriarchy
Our voices have been absent from the Brexit debate – so it’s no surprise this deal has nothing in it for women
Brexit has always been a big deal for women. It is women’s working rights, women’s jobs, and the public services that women rely on that have always been most at risk from leaving the EU. And yet women’s voices have been largely absent from the debate.
Only one woman was sent to Brussels as part of the UK’s negotiating team. The Department for Exiting the EU is 62% male and in Commons debates on the EU, nearly 90% of speaking time was taken up by men, even though 32% of MPs are women.
It should come as no surprise, then, that this latest deal has nothing in it for women.
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