Politically homeless? Not (quite) yet

A good few years ago, I heard that ‘the left have a problem with women’. Can’t say I had noticed – beyond everyday sexism and, you know, the patriarchy. I was too busy working full time, along with various bits of volunteering in the community and being a single mum. I re-joined Labour several years ago, and gradually immersed myself more in activism. In terms of sexism there was nothing to report here comrades, just some men in meetings talking to too much, grandstanding, and creating an atmosphere that could put women off. Pretty commonplace really, far too easily tolerated, but sadly it wouldn’t be out of place in any political party, workplace or family. Continue reading “Politically homeless? Not (quite) yet”