Two female leaders do not make the Conservative Party feminist

Some recent history of Tory misogynist remarks, sexist assaults and anti-women policies

8 Fen 2019  Tory MP who blocked upskirting bill halts FGM protection law  https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/feb/08/tory-mp-who-blocked-upskirting-bill-halts-fgm-protection-law-christopher-chope?CMP=share_btn_tw

3 Feb 2019  9 excuses Tory candidate Shaun Bailey gave for his comments about women  https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/9-excuses-tory-candidate-shaun-13947190

12 Dec 2018  Tories restore whip to MPs suspended over claims of sexual misconduct so they can take part in Theresa May no-confidence vote  https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/andrew-griffiths-tory-mp-theresa-may-no-confidence-vote-whip-suspended-sex-text-conservatives-a8680081.html

23 Nov 2018  Andrew Griffiths faces no further action from Tory chiefs over his 2,000 sex texts  https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/andrew-griffiths-faces-no-further-13631289

22 Nov 2018  McVey flees DWP without answering key questions on WCA deaths ‘cover-up’   https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/mcvey-flees-dwp-without-answering-key-questions-on-wca-deaths-cover-up/

21 Nov 2018  WASPI women to march on Westminster  https://youtu.be/ieUuAhEf3Jo

20 Nov 2018  ‘When the UN says British austerity is misogynistic, we should listen’ https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/austerity-misogyny-britain-un-report-universal-credit-domestic-abuse-conservatives-a8641236.html

6 Nov 2018  This isn’t pension equality. This is a clear injustice to older women   https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/06/pension-inequality-older-women-age-earnings-injustice?CMP=share_btn_tw

 

Women Against State Pension Inequality (Waspi) protesters

5 Nov 2018  WASPI: a guide to the women campaigning for pension equality  https://inews.co.uk/?p=217880

10 Oct 2018  Shaun Bailey: Tory London mayoral candidate is SEXIST as well as RACIST, it seems   https://voxpoliticalonline.com/2018/10/10/shaun-bailey-tory-london-mayoral-candidate-is-sexist-as-well-as-racist-it-seems/

7 Oct 2018  Tory MP who sent creepy ‘Daddy’ texts to barmaid could be kicked out the Commons   https://metro.co.uk/2018/10/07/married-tory-mp-who-sent-creepy-daddy-texts-to-barmaid-could-be-kicked-out-the-commons-8014410/?ito=article.desktop.share.top.twitter

27 Sep 2018  Why did the government sneak out data proving their violence against women and girls strategy is failing?   https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/government-sneaks-out-data-that-shows-their-violence_uk_5baca7f1e4b0a7ee4b24ae0d

18 Jul 2018  Leadsom – May knew Griffiths accused of groping when she appointed him https://skwawkbox.org/2018/07/18/explosive-video-leadsom-may-knew-griffiths-accused-of-groping-when-she-appointed-him/

22 May 2018  John Bercow reported to Commons watchdog over ‘stupid woman’ claims https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/may/22/john-bercow-reported-to-commons-watchdog-over-stupid-woman-claims?CMP=share_btn_tw

11 May 2018  Have we already forgotten the huge number of Tories who were suspended amid allegations of racism and abuse?   https://voxpoliticalonline.com/2018/05/11/have-we-already-forgotten-the-huge-number-of-tories-who-were-suspended-amid-allegations-of-racism-and-abuse/

2 May 2018  ‘Hostile Environment’ immigration policy sees abused women without support and deported  https://www.endviolenceagainstwomen.org.uk/hostile-environment-immigration-policy-sees-abused-women-without-support-and-deported/

5 Apr 2018  Can You Be A Feminist & A Conservative? The Rise Of Women On The Right  https://www.refinery29.uk/conservative-women-feminists

2 Apr 2018  A massive 36-tweet thread exposing the extraordinary scale of Tory racism and abuse is going viral for very obvious reasons https://evolvepolitics.com/a-massive-36-tweet-thread-exposing-the-extraordinary-scale-of-tory-racism-and-abuse-is-going-viral-for-very-obvious-reasons/

1 Apr 2018  Government’s Easter pay rise is not all it’s cracked up to be  https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/apr/01/governments-easter-pay-rise-is-not-all-its-cracked-up-to-be?CMP=share_btn_tw

27 Mar 2018  Boris Johnson admonished for ‘sexism’ after calling female MP by husband’s name  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-sexist-emily-thornberry-husband-commons-lady-nugee-apology-a8275866.html

21 Mar 2018  Unions offer ‘WASPI’ campaign support https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/unions-offer-waspi-campaign-support-12226747#ICID=sharebar_twitter

United front: Members of the Dumfries WASPI group

20 Mar 2018  Sure Start funding halved in eight years, figures show https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/mar/20/sure-start-funding-halved-in-eight-years-figures-show?CMP=share_btn_tw

19 Mar 2018  ‘I wasn’t protected at all’: why women are made vulnerable by zero-hours contracts https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/mar/19/women-made-vulnerable-zero-hours-contracts-sexual-harassment-work?CMP=share_btn_tw

15 Mar 2018  NHS pressures leave one woman a week unable to access abortion http://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/hs-abortion-women-access-legal-option-childbirth-mothers-waiting-times-a8256096.html

8 Mar 2018  ‘Mrs May, you’ve got to pay’: Waspi women march through Glasgow to protest pension injustice https://www.commonspace.scot/articles/12475/mrs-may-you-ve-got-pay-waspi-women-march-through-glasgow-protest-pension-injustice

2 Mar 2018  Boris Johnson’s white privilege: imagine he was a black woman  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/02/boris-johnson-white-privilege-black-woman?CMP=share_btn_tw

23 Feb 2018  Yarl’s Wood women feel desperate, says Diane Abbott https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/feb/23/yarls-wood-women-feel-desperate-says-diane-abbott?CMP=share_btn_tw

Diane Abbott and Shami Chakrabarti at Yarl's Wood

26 Feb 2018  The BarnetPhoto Eye: Misogyny in the Barnet Conservatives – Would you s… http://barneteye.blogspot.com/2018/02/misogyny-in-barnet-conservatives-would.html?spref=tw

18 Feb 2018  Domestic violence protesters crash BAFTA red carpet to call “Time’s Up” on Theresa May  http://www.sistersuncut.org/2018/02/18/press-release-domestic-violence-protesters-crash-bafta-red-carpet-to-call-times-up-on-theresa-may-call-times-up-on-theresa-may/

14 Feb 2018  ‘I’ll buy their families’: Arrogant young Tories run riot at boozy bash ‘groping women and abusing pub locals’  https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/tory-students-oxford-club-linked-12022112

9 Feb 2018  Waspi fury as minister rejects state pension age increase rethink https://inews.co.uk/?p=124926

6 Feb 2018  Poorest areas face biggest cuts to children’s services http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-42891705

5 Feb 2018  Period poverty: Scotland poll shows women go to desperate lengths https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/feb/05/period-poverty-scotland-poll-shows-women-go-to-desperate-lengths?CMP=share_btn_tw

1 Feb 2018  Tory toff Jacob Rees Mogg suggests his nanny gives him permission to lift up his own toddler  https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/tory-toff-jacob-rees-mogg-11955699

30 Jan 2018  Councillor said Presidents Club groping reports are “hilarious” http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/news/hertfordshire-news/uttlesford-councillor-asked-step-down-1138088#ICID=sharebar_twitter

25 Jan 2018  Presidents Club chair David Meller donated cash to Michael Gove’s Tory leadership bid https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/presidents-club-co-chair-david-meller-donated-3250-to-michael-gove-leadership-bid-58000-tory-party_uk_5a68d93fe4b002283008f45a

25 Jan 2018  Britain’s #MeToo moment is taking down some of the most powerful men in the country: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/01/britains-metoo-movement-is-uncovering-a-culture-of-rampant-sexism-and-harassment-in-londons-corridors-of-power.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_tw_ru

23 Jan 2018  Fawcett Society – new report on how legal system is failing women  https://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/news/legal-system-failing-women-need-reform-says-fawcett-landmark-sex-discrimination-law-review

21 Jan 2018  Thousands join Women’s March in London for gender equality https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/21/thousands-join-womens-march-in-london-for-gender-equality?CMP=share_btn_tw

10 Jan 2018  CON-PERV-ATIVES: 10 times the Tories were caught out on misogyny  https://www.theredroar.com/2018/01/conpervatives-10-times-the-tories-were-caught-out-on-misogyny/

9 Jan 2018  Outrage as Saffron Walden MP appears to defend “misogynistic” Toby Young http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/news/hertfordshire-news/outrage-saffron-walden-mp-kemi-1035006#ICID=sharebar_twitter

5 Jan 2018  These Boris Johnson articles about ‘hot totty’ and ‘tank-topped bumboys’ show why he defended Toby Young  https://youtu.be/EgPX8BbLa3k

5 Jan 2018  Female Labour MPs accuse Toby Young of ‘virulent misogyny’ https://news.sky.com/story/female-labour-mps-accuse-toby-young-of-virulent-misogyny-11196903

27 Dec 2017  Number of domestic violence victims without legal help soars https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/27/number-of-domestic-violence-victims-without-legal-help-soars?CMP=share_btn_tw

24 Dec 2017  Damian Green accuser says the sacked MP ‘crudely edited’ her text messages http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/damian-green-kate-maltby-text-message-accuser-sacking-first-minister-legal-action-a8127346.html

15 Dec 2017  Councillor jailed for three years after attacking wife with a mallet http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/councillor-jailed-three-years-after-931403#ICID=sharebar_twitter

14 Dec 2017  Furious women storm out of Commons chamber yelling ‘shame on you’ at Tory minister in protest over pensions   https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/furious-waspi-women-storm-out-11696831

11 Dec 2017  Zero hours workers subject to more sexual harassment  https://www.personneltoday.com/hr/sexual-harassment-work-survey-reveals-employee-attitudes/

5 Dec 2017  Tory policies have hit women hardest – it’s no wonder they are turning to Labour http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2017/12/05/tory-policies-have-hit-women-hardest-it-s-no-wonder-they-are

4 Dec 2017  Dereham deputy mayor guilty of ‘head-butting’ former partner  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-42226238

18 Nov 2017  A thousand nurseries close as free childcare scheme falters https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/nov/18/thousand-nurseries-shut-free-childcare-crisis?CMP=share_btn_tw

17 Nov 2017  Women and disabled people hit hardest by years of austerity, report confirms https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/nov/17/women-and-disabled-austerity-report-tax-benefits-reforms?CMP=share_btn_tw

16 Nov 2017  Universal Credit cuts will hit women, ethnic minorities and poor families the most, say researchers  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/universal-credit-welfare-cuts-poor-women-ethnic-minorities-hit-affect-most-research-findings-1107-a8057526.html

11 Nov 2017  Tory MP says female journalists are behaving like ‘wilting flowers’ over harassment accusations http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/sir-roger-gale-tory-mp-female-journalists-wilting-flowers-sex-scandal-westminster-a8050206.html

10 Nov 2017  Gender pay gap widening for women in their 20s, data shows https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/10/gender-pay-gap-widening-for-women-in-their-20s-data-shows?CMP=share_btn_tw

10 Nov 2017  Suspended Tory MP hits out at party’s handling of harassment claims https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/10/suspended-tory-mp-charlie-elphicke-hits-out-at-handling-of-harassment-claims?CMP=share_btn_tw

5 Nov 2017  7 facts about period poverty in the UK  http://www.globalwomenconnected.com/2017/11/5-facts-period-poverty-uk/

5 Nov 2017  Tory whip steps down as more MPs are caught up in harassment scandal https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/05/conservative-mp-dan-poulter-investigated-by-party-over-allegations?CMP=share_btn_tw

4 Nov 2017  The dam of sexual harassment may have broken, but Gavin Williamson and his pet tarantula prove the web of toxic masculinity still exists  http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/gavin-williamson-theresa-may-clive-lewis-mps-kelvin-hopkins-charlie-elphicke-sexism-toxic-a8037576.html

2 Nov 2017  One-third of councils close contraceptive care services after spending cuts https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/contraceptive-care-cuts_uk_59fb5ab9e4b0415a420a583a

2 Nov 2107  35,000 people demand government action to prevent contraception crisis in the UK  https://www.fpa.org.uk/news/35000-people-demand-government-action-prevent-contraception-crisis-uk

2 Nov 2017  Michael Fallon forced to quit after cabinet colleague Andrea Leadsom accused him of inappropriate comments  https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/michael-fallon-forced-quit-after-11458960

1 Nov 2017  ‘Date rape drug’ used in Commons http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/westminster-sexual-assault-allegations-harassment-latest-updates-tory-aide-drink-spike-commons-bar-a8031311.html

30 Oct 2017  Complicity in the sexual abuse of women is built in to the heart of our politics  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/30/complicity-sexual-abuse-women-built-heart-politics?CMP=share_btn_tw

30 Oct 2017  Cabinet minister Michael Fallon engulfed in Tory sex pest scandal after confessing to ‘unwelcome hand on knee’  https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/cabinet-minister-michael-fallon-engulfed-11438241

29 Oct 2017  #DontLoseHope: East End Sisters Uncut fights back against closure of women-only hostel in Tower Hamlets  http://www.sistersuncut.org/2017/10/29/dontlosehope-east-end-sisters-uncut-fights-back-against-closure-of-women-only-hostel-in-tower-hamlets/

29 Oct 2017  Mark Garnier investigated by Cabinet Office over sex toy errand  https://youtu.be/XftzZMZB-z8

29 Oct 2017  Welsh MP accused of sending sexual texts to woman who had applied for a job http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/politics/welsh-mp-accused-sending-sexual-13826881#ICID=sharebar_twitter

28 Oct 2017  Gove sparks outcry for Weinstein joke that ‘trivialises sexual assault’ https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/28/michael-gove-apologises-clumsy-harvey-weinstein-joke-today-show?CMP=share_btn_tw

25 Oct 2017  Senior Tory: women should be MPs “if they are attractive” https://tompride.wordpress.com/2017/10/25/senior-tory-women-should-be-mps-if-they-are-attractive/

23 Oct 2017  Tory candidate and close friend of Guido Fawkes on young women: Isolate, Inebriate, Penetrate https://tompride.wordpress.com/2017/10/23/tory-candidate-and-close-friend-of-guido-fawkes-on-young-women-isolate-inebriate-penetrate/

16 Oct 2017  The figures that show how the government has slashed funding for women’s refuges http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/women-refuge-budget-cut-quarter-domestic-violence-victims-children-support-a8003066.html

13 Oct 2017  Tory MP apologises over ‘unauthorised’ statement defending Harvey Weinstein http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/david-amess-apology-statement-unauthorised-harvey-weinstein-scandal-a7999476.html

9 Oct 2017  Pro-life MP Jacob Rees-Mogg drops shares in abortion pill company http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/anti-abortion-tory-mp-jacob-598071#ICID=sharebar_twitter

6 Oct 2017  Government too slow to respond to rapes and sexual assaults in schools  https://www.endviolenceagainstwomen.org.uk/government-too-slow-to-respond-to-rapes-and-sexual-assaults-in-schools/

2 Oct 2017  Labour MP slams ‘misogynistic’ Tory MP over ‘gorgeous EU women’ remark  https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/foreign-affairs/brexit/news/89472/excl-labour-mp-slams-‘misogynistic’-tory-mp-over-‘gorgeous

2 Oct 2017  The Conservatives may have a female leader, but the party still needs more women http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/conservative-party-conference-theresa-may-needs-more-women-a7978996.html

21 Sep 2017  Call to scrap the two child limit and ‘rape clause’  https://www.endviolenceagainstwomen.org.uk/call-to-scrap-the-two-child-limit-and-rape-clause/

15 Sep 2017  Osborne’s comments about wanting PM ‘chopped up’ condemned http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/uk-news/george-osbornes-comments-wanting-theresa-13621433#ICID=sharebar_twitter

6 Sep 2017  Survivors Of Domestic Violence Are Still Locked Out of Democracy  http://www.sistersuncut.org/2017/09/06/survivors-are-still-locked-out-of-democracy/

6 Sep 2017  Rees-Mogg slammed for opposing abortion, even in the case of rape https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/jacob-rees-mogg-admits-he-is-completely-opposed-to-abortion-even-in-case-of-rape_uk_59afa769e4b0354e440d9ce1

6 Sep 2017  Thousands of nursing staff to protest outside parliament over pay https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/sep/06/thousands-nursing-staff-protest-parliament-pay-cap?CMP=share_btn_tw

5 Sep 2017  Diane Abbott more abused than any other MPs during election https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/sep/05/diane-abbott-more-abused-than-any-other-mps-during-election?CMP=share_btn_tw

1 Sep 2017  ‘Thousands of explicit images found on Damian Green’s computer’ https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/thousands-of-explicit-images-found-on-damian-greens-computer-a3706966.html

7 Aug 2017  Nearly 4 in 10 of England’s maternity units forced to close temporarily in 2016, new figures reveal http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/england-s-maternity-units-nhs-cuts-labour-close-temporarily-in-2016-new-figures-reveal-a7881496.html

24 Jul 2017  Boss vows to close the pay gap as BBC women stage a rebellion https://www.metro.news/boss-vows-to-close-the-pay-gap-as-bbc-women-stage-a-rebellion/685071/

15 Jul 2017  If Philip Hammond thinks driving a train is so easy ‘even a woman can do it’, maybe a career change is in order? http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/philip-hammond-sexism-female-train-drivers-brexit-tory-party-theresa-may-a7842886.html

14 Jun 2107  WASPI state pension campaign group latest action https://www.savvywoman.co.uk/2017/02/waspi-campaign-group-latest-action/

9 Jun 2017  Feminists ‘devastated’ Philip Davies re-elected to Shipley seat https://inews.co.uk/?p=71330

2 Jun 2017  Why It Matters That Theresa May Hasn’t Condemned This Conservative Candidate’s Views On Rape And Female Sexuality  https://graziadaily.co.uk/life/real-life/matters-theresa-may-hasnt-condemned-conservative-candidates-views-rape-female-sexuality/

31 May 2017  Tory candidate’s blogposts on rape ‘absolutely shocking’ https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/31/controversial-blogposts-tory-party-candidate-absolutely-shocking?CMP=share_btn_tw

30 May 2017  Ensure women are not hardest hit by economic downturn https://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/ensure-women-not-hardest-hit-economic-downturn

30 May 2017  Lily Allen says Theresa May’s campaign slogan is ‘misogynistic’ http://www.nme.com/news/music/lily-allen-theresa-may-misogynistic-2081067

27 May 2017  Feminists occupy Holloway Prison to demand more domestic violence services  http://www.sistersuncut.org/2017/05/27/press-release-feminists-occupy-holloway-prison-to-demand-more-domestic-violence-services/

Sisters Uncut activists on the roof of old Holloway Prison visitor's centre, 27/05/2017.

17 May 2017  Insecure work and zero-hour contracts hit ill women the hardest https://www.theguardian.com/careers/2017/may/17/insecure-work-and-zero-hour-contracts-hit-women-with-health-issues-the-hardest?CMP=share_btn_tw

14 May 2017  Tory MP tells schoolgirl ‘why don’t you F off back to Scotland’ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/general-election-2017-james-heappey-tory-mp-referendum-scottish-national-party-a7735311.html

13 May 2017  Ex-councillor charged with murdering his wife at their French B&B http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15284506.Ex-councillor_charged_with_murdering_his_wife_at_their_French_B_B/?ref=twtrec

9 May 2017  Theresa May accused of sexism after ‘girl jobs’ joke on The One Show http://shr.gs/mdNCEhE

6 May 2017  A very British sexism https://debuk.wordpress.com/2017/05/06/a-very-british-sexism/

27 Apr 2017  A vote for Theresa May is not a vote for women http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2017/04/27/a-vote-for-theresa-may-is-not-a-vote-for-women

24 Apr 2017  Does @theresa_may’s ‘right-hand man’ shout “shut up bitch” to Cooper? #GE2017 https://skwawkbox.org/2017/04/20/theresa_mays-right-hand-man-to-cooper-in-hoc-shut-up-bitch-ge2017/

23 Apr 2017  Government attacked for ‘regressive’ rape clause by Equality and Human Rights Commission http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/ehrc-letter-theresa-may-government-rape-clause-child-tax-credits-reform-a7697531.html

19 Apr 2017  #GE2017: Theresa May is No Sister of Ours  http://www.sistersuncut.org/2017/04/19/ino-sister-of-ours/

10 Apr 2017  British Prime Minister Crumbles Amid Sexist Bullying http://thebea.st/2fL5SeI?source=twitter&via=desktop

3 Apr 2017  A tampon tax is bad enough. Using it to fund anti-abortionists is a disgrace | Suzanne Moore https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/03/tampon-tax-life-anti-abortion-funds?CMP=share_btn_tw

27 Mar 2017  Conservative social club pays out £35k in ‘sexism’ row with three female members https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/our-region/blackpool/north-shore/social-club-pays-out-35k-in-sexism-row-with-three-female-members-1-8460931

25 Mar 2017  ‘Death by a thousand cuts’ – Fourth Wave: LFA protest austerity on International Women’s Day  http://www.fourthwave.co.uk/single-post/2017/03/25/%E2%80%98Death-by-a-thousand-cuts%E2%80%99—Fourth-Wave-LFA-protest-austerity-on-International-Women%E2%80%99s-Day

10 Mar 2017  Theresa May’s efforts on domestic violence are welcome – but she must tackle misogyny in her party https://leftfootforward.org/2017/03/theresa-mays-efforts-on-domestic-violence-are-welcome-but-she-must-tackle-misogyny-in-her-party/

9 Mar 2017  Tory cuts have removed one of the escape routes for women facing domestic violence  https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tory-cuts-removed-one-escape-9999488

7 Mar 2017  Domestic violence services are in crisis. Why? http://www.sistersuncut.org/2017/03/07/domestic-violence-services-are-in-crisis-why/

21 Feb 2017  Tory MPs rally to defend Donald Trump from racism and sexism allegations http://read.bi/2mh6oCo

13 Feb 2017  “Are Tories becoming the sexist racist pigs of Parliament?”  https://medium.com/brexit-britain/are-tories-becoming-the-sexist-racist-pigs-of-parliament-fc6af836faa0

12 Feb 2017  David Davis branded ‘disgusting’ by Labour MPs over leaked texts http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/mps-david-davis-sexist-texts-leaked-diane-abbott-a7576516.html

31 Jan 2017  Tory MP apologises for ‘woofing’ at female MP during Donald Trump debate  https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tory-mp-apologises-woofing-female-9725246

23 Jan 2017  Women’s March London: Protestors against May, not just Trump http://ti.me/2jpwSRm

Protesters chant as they arrive in Trafalgar Square during the Women's March in London, England, on Jan. 21, 2017.

21 Jan 2017  I Want To Talk About Sex With Simon Hoare MP https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/sam-fraser/sex-education_b_14330602.html

13 Jan 2017  This Tory MP decided to make sexist jokes instead of debating sex education in schools https://www.indy100.com/article/tory-mp-debates-importance-of-sex-education-in-schools-by-making-completely-inappropriate-sexist-7524581

16 Dec 2016  Tory MP talks for over an hour in bid to derail domestic violence bill https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/tory-mp-talks-for-over-an-hour-to-derail-domestic-violence-bill_uk_5853d4d3e4b0acb6e4b80480

15 Dec 2016  Funding Cuts May Result In ‘More Unplanned Pregnancies And Abortions’  https://www.elle.com/uk/life-and-culture/culture/news/a33029/government-funding-cuts-unplanned-pregnancies-abortions/

13 Dec 2016  ‘Sexist’ Tory MP appointed to women’s rights committee  https://www.rt.com/uk/370181-sexist-mp-womens-committee/

12 Dec 2016  Council cuts hitting women’s contraceptive services, data shows https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/dec/12/council-cuts-hitting-womens-contraceptive-services-data-shows?CMP=share_btn_tw

1 Dec 2016  In ‘Austerity Britain’ a study shows it’s women of colour who pay the highest price http://www.gal-dem.com/austerity-britain-women-colour-pay-highest-price/

24 Nov 2016  Report reveals state is failing victims of domestic violence murders  https://www.endviolenceagainstwomen.org.uk/report-reveals-state-is-failing-victims-of-domestic-violence-murders/

21 Nov 2016  ‘Sexist’ government cuts ignore equality laws, says women’s group https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/nov/21/sexist-government-cuts-ignore-equality-laws-says-womens-group?CMP=share_btn_tw

12 Nov 2016  Birmingham women campaigning for state pension equality http://b31.org.uk/2016/11/birmingham-women-campaigning-for-state-pension-equality/

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24 Oct 2016  In solidarity with UFFC; why deaths in custody are a feminist issue  http://www.sistersuncut.org/2016/10/24/sisters-stand-with-uffc-why-deaths-in-custody-is-a-feminist-issue/

9 Oct 2016  Justice Denied: TUC Report finds women and children have been disproportionately affected by the devastating impact of LASPO  http://www.younglegalaidlawyers.org/TUC-Justice-Denied

15 Sep 2016  Zero-Hours Contracts Come Back Under Scrutiny https://www.klglaw.co.uk/News/Zero-hours-contracts-come-back-under-scrutiny.html

10 Sep 2016  Activists surround Yarl’s Wood detention centre with wall of noise https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/sep/10/activists-demand-closure-yarls-wood-surround-centre-wall-noise?CMP=share_btn_tw

Protesters campaign for the shutdown of the detention centre

8 Sep 2016  Refuges under “critical threat” due to UK policy says Scottish Women’s Aid https://www.commonspace.scot/articles/9285/refuges-under-critical-threat-due-uk-cuts-says-scottish-women-s-aid

18 Aug 2016  Senior Tory Grant Shapps received payoff during bullying scandal https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/aug/18/senior-tory-grant-schapps-received-pay-off-bullying-scandal?CMP=share_btn_tw

17 Aug 2016  Six allegations of sexually inappropriate behaviour were made against ‘Tatler Tory’ Mark Clarke http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/mark-clarke-tatler-tory-sexual-assault-allegations-report-david-cameron-conservatives-road-trip-a7195856.html

12 Aug 2016  Feminist zealots want women to have their cake and eat it, says Tory MP https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/aug/12/tory-mp-philip-davies-claims-uk-legal-system-favours-women-at-mens-rights-event?CMP=share_btn_tw

19 Jul 2016 Truss camp accuses Tory panel chair of misogyny  http://www.gulf-times.com/story/504089/Truss-camp-accuses-Tory-panel-chair-of-misogyny

13 Jul 2016  Were you lying Theresa?  http://www.sistersuncut.org/2016/07/13/were-you-lying-theresa/

8 Jul 2016  Don’t confuse the Conservatives’ embrace of female leaders with feminism  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/08/conservatives-female-leaders-feminism-margaret-thatcher-theresa-may-andrea-leadsom?CMP=share_btn_tw

29 Jun 2016  UNISON women join protest against pension inquality https://www.unison.org.uk/news/article/2016/06/waspi-lobby/#.WwWclYZrWME.twitter

24 Jun 2016  Boris Johnson ‘Voting Tory will cause your wife to have bigger breasts’  https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/voting-tory-cause-your-wife-8274342

8 Jun 2016  “We are the suffragettes”:  Sisters Uncut chain themselves to Parliament at government art  http://www.sistersuncut.org/2016/06/08/we-are-the-suffragettes-sisters-uncut-chain-themselves-to-parliament-at-government-art-launch/

28 Apr 2016  Equality watchdog warns junior doctors’ contract is potentially illegal https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/apr/28/equality-watchdog-warns-junior-doctors-contract-potentially-illegal?CMP=share_btn_tw

27 Apr 2016  ​What a conservative mp’s ‘sex scandal’ tells us about whorephobia and misogyny  https://i-d.vice.com/en_uk/article/ywv43v/what-a-conservative-mps-sex-scandal-tells-us-about-whorephobia-and-misogyny?utm_campaign=sharebutton

15 Apr 2016  Apparently women “should be pleased” by male MPs’ misogyny https://www.stylist.co.uk/people/sexism-misogny-harassment-mp-female-political-journalists-flattered-westminster-isabel-oakeshott-hardman-cathy-newman-julia-hartley-brewer/27811

14 Apr 2016  MP at centre of ‘sexism’ row finally responds to media reports about him https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/bob-stewart-mp-dismisses-row-over-totty-slur-as-political-correctness_uk_570fe933e4b0ca84d5b58b3c

12 Apr 2016  Senior Bradford Tory suspended over speech ‘endorsing misogyny and anti-Semitism’ https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/senior-bradford-tory-suspended-over-speech-endorsing-misogyny-and-anti-semitism-1-7848042

1 Apr 2016  People are calling David Cameron’s national living wage tweet an April Fool’s joke http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/april-fools-day-2016-david-camerons-national-living-wage-announcement-dismissed-as-cruel-tory-joke-a6962891.html

1 Apr 2016  Doctors outraged over contract ‘discriminating against single women’ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/junior-doctors-outraged-over-new-contract-that-discriminates-against-single-women-a6963356.html

22 Mar 2016  Tampon tax petition victory with 320,088 signatures  https://www.change.org/p/george-osborne-stop-taxing-periods-period/u/15927467

17 Mar 2016  WANTED: George Osborne, for failing to protect domestic violence services  http://www.sistersuncut.org/2016/03/17/wanted-george-osborne-for-failing-to-protect-domestic-violence-services/

2 Mar 2016  The Tories said they’d double free childcare, but they’ve actually just cut it http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/free-childcare-hours-cuts-tories-funding-david-cameron-nao-national-audit-office-report-a6907601.html

17 Feb 2016  Tories blow £4.95 million of public money on ‘propaganda’ for George Osborne’s so-called ‘Living Wage’  https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tories-blow-495-million-public-7388723

5 Feb 2016  Tory Smear Campaign: ‘Playing dirty’ Tricks with Women’s Lives  http://www.sistersuncut.org/2016/02/05/tory-smear-campaign-playing-dirty-tricks-with-womens-lives/

12 Jan 2016  The Government ‘hid’ a report revealing the full impact of cuts to children’s centres http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/government-hid-report-revealing-full-impact-of-cuts-to-sure-start-childrens-centres-a6808321.html

26 Nov 2015  Austerity puts disabled women at greater risk of domestic violence  http://www.sistersuncut.org/2015/11/26/austerity-puts-disabled-women-at-greater-risk-of-domestic-violence/

24 Nov 2015  Women and gender in the Conservative party archive http://www.historymatters.group.shef.ac.uk/women-conservative-party/

21 Nov 2015  Tories ‘failed to act’ on claims of assault and harassment  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/12009338/Tory-party-accused-of-failing-to-act-on-complaints-of-sexual-harassment.html

9 Nov 2015 “Free-bleeding” women protest tampon tax in front of U.K. Parliament https://womenintheworld.com/2015/11/09/free-bleeding-women-protest-tampon-tax-in-front-of-u-k-parliament/

7 Oct 2015  Protesters storm red-carpet premiere of UK women’s rights film ‘Suffragette’ http://reut.rs/1ZdTV1A

7 Aug 2015  Welfare reforms: the impact on women  https://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/news/blog/welfare-reforms-the-impact-on-women/

10 Jul 2015  Public health cuts could cost NHS extra and cause more unplanned pregnancies https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jul/10/budget-cuts-cost-nhs-rise-unplanned-pregnancies-abortion?CMP=share_btn_tw

6 Jul 2015  Women ‘hit hardest by benefits cuts’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-33400913

18 Jun 2015  Austerity is forcing more women into unintended pregnancy – defend womens’ access to abortion! – http://www.abortionrights.org.uk/austerity-is-forcing-more-women-into-unintended-pregnancy-defend-womens-access-to-abortion/

5 Jun 2015  Convicted ex-councillor collapses in court http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/ex-councillor-collapses-court-after-judge-9394530#ICID=sharebar_twitter

13 May 2015  New health minister opposed to abortion urged to reconsider stance http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/charities-urge-new-junior-health-minister-to-reconsider-his-stance-on-abortion-that-does-not-reflect-10248177.html

10 Mar 2015  Tories bullying North women MPs for their accents http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/tories-bullying-north-women-mps-6714274#ICID=sharebar_twitter

24 Feb 2015  Rachel Reeves hits out at ‘misogynistic dinosaur’ Tory MP for pregnancy comments http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2015-02-24/rachel-reeves-hits-out-at-misogynistic-dinosaur-tory-mp-for-pregnancy-comments/

28 Jan 2015  Made in Britain: how the UK became a worse place for women to work http://theconversation.com/made-in-britain-how-the-uk-became-a-worse-place-for-women-to-work-36794?

11 Nov 2014  Women: you’ve lost out on £1.2m because of unequal pay  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/11221133/Women-youve-lost-out-on-1.2m-because-of-unequal-pay.html

26 Oct 2014  The list of 66 A&E and maternity units being hit by cuts  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11184912/The-list-of-66-AandE-and-maternity-units-being-hit-by-cuts.html

28 Aug 2014  If the Tories scrap the Human Rights Act, women will suffer https://labourlist.org/2014/08/if-the-tories-scrap-the-human-rights-act-women-will-suffer/

5 Aug 2014  Closing domestic violence refuges is the most dangerous thing of all for women  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11013739/UK-domestic-violence-refuge-closures-the-most-dangerous-thing-of-all-for-women.html

27 Jul 2014  Defence secretary accused of calling columnist a ‘slut’ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/bryony-gordon-slut-claims-new-defence-secretary-named-by-paper-9631582.html

15 Jul 2014  Conservative backlash against Cameron cabinet reshuffle begins https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jul/15/conservative-backlash-begins-cameron-cabinet-reshuffle?CMP=share_btn_tw

12 Apr 2014  Tory councillor apologises for ‘rape’ comment http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tory-councillor-barbara-driver-apologises-for-when-rape-is-inevitable-lie-back-and-enjoy-it-comment-9256177.html

26 Mar 2014  Tory councillor in sexism row after tweeting glamour photo  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10723431/Tory-councillor-in-sexism-row-after-tweeting-glamour-photo.html

8 Mar 2014  Tax and benefits changes hit women almost four times harder than men http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/exclusive-george-osbornes-tax-and-benefits-changes-hit-women-almost-four-times-harder-than-men-9177533.html

4 Mar 2014  Tory Booted Out, After Comparing Burkas To Bin Bags https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/03/04/burka-bin-bag_n_4895968.html

17 Feb 2014  Sexism soars in Michael Gove’s Department for Education after it almost HALVES funding on equality and diversity  https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/sexism-soars-michael-goves-department-3153699

2 Feb 2014  ‘Silly girl’: Tories in sexism row over ousted MP – Westminster http://www.politics.co.uk/news/2014/02/02/silly-girl-tories-in-sexism-row-over-ousted-mp

6 Dec 2013  Women MPs ‘face sexist gestures’ in the Commons http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25266177

3 Dec 2013  Legal aid cuts are devastating to women, especially those suffering abuse  https://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/dec/03/legal-aid-cuts-devastating-to-women-abuse-victims?CMP=share_btn_tw

13 Nov 2013  Half of NHS regions cut maternity funding despite baby boom https://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/13/maternity-care-funding-nhs-cuts?CMP=share_btn_tw

10 Oct 2013  Bernard Jenkin: Every Tory must change sexist attitudes towards women http://dailym.ai/19qfvq4

8 Oct 2013  Maternity cuts widen the equality gap https://fabians.org.uk/maternity-cuts-widen-the-equality-gap

18 Sep 2013  Continued cuts to sexual health services resulting in significant costs  https://www.fpa.org.uk/news/continued-cuts-sexual-health-services-resulting-significant-costs

2 Sep 2013  The women of Greenham Common taught a generation how to protest https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/sep/02/greenham-common-women-taught-generation-protest?CMP=share_btn_tw

Greenham common

24 Aug 2013  ‘Tories Are More Sexist Than Ukip’ https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/08/24/ukip-sexist-conservative_n_3809092.html

8 Jul 2013  Boris Johnson gaffe: Why do women go to university? To find men to http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-gaffe-why-do-women-go-to-university-to-find-men-to-marry-8695869.html

15 May 2013  Independent midwives – and home births – are under threat  https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2013/may/15/independent-midwives-benefits-natural-birth-threat?CMP=share_btn_tw

3 May 2013  London councillor Brian Coleman admits assaulting female café owner http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/london-councillor-brian-coleman-admits-assaulting-female-caf-owner-who-photographed-him-breaking-8602910.html

8 Mar 2013  The impact of legislation on women’s lives – The British Library https://shar.es/angNfs

6 Mar 2013  Resign call after Weymouth councillor’s Facebook outburst http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/10269217.Resign_call_after_Weymouth_councillor_s_Facebook_outburst/?ref=twtrec

5 Mar 2013  ‘We need sexism training’ Tory MP admits – Westminster http://www.politics.co.uk/news/2013/03/05/we-need-sexism-training-tory-mp-admits

2 Mar 2013  Oona King, Tessa Jowell, Angela Eagle and others on sexism at Westminster  https://www.oonaking.com/issues/women/158-oona-king-tessa-jowell-angela-eagle-and-others-on-sexism-in-westminster.html

17 Feb 2013  Croydon Tory agent’s misogynistic “romantic” weekend  https://insidecroydon.com/2013/02/17/croydon-tory-agents-misogynistic-romantic-weekend/

1 Sep 2012  Nadine Dorries attacks ‘sexist’ David Cameron  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/9514140/Nadine-Dorries-attacks-sexist-David-Cameron.html

7 Feb 2012  David Cameron apologises for sexism in an attempt to woo back women voters  https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/david-cameron-apologises-for-sexism-in-an-attempt-82915

2 Feb 2012  Callous Tory Peter Lilley: Extra benefits for mums-to-be are a waste  https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/callous-tory-peter-lilley-extra-399526

28 Nov 2011  “She can clean my toilet for £12”, says misogynistic student Tory campaign https://politicalscrapbook.net/2011/11/tory-jason-wong-mysogynism/

11 Jun 2011  Slutwalk London: ‘Yes means yes and no means no’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13739876

London Slutwalk from Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square, Saturday June 11th 2011

10 May 2011  Derby council leader Harvey Jennings in assault arrest http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-13346338

27 Apr 2011  Cameron’s ‘Calm down, dear’ is a classic sexist put-down | Cath Elliott https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/apr/27/cameron-calm-down-dear-sexist-put-down?CMP=share_btn_tw

1 Apr 2011  David Willetts blames feminism over lack of jobs for working men https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2011/apr/01/david-willetts-feminism-lack-of-jobs?CMP=share_btn_tw

16 Mar 2011  Tory candidates to stand after Facebook ‘sexism’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-12759425

9 Feb 2011  Welsh Tory candidates in sexism storm over ‘jokes’ on Facebook https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/welsh-tory-candidates-sexism-storm-1851739#ICID=sharebar_twitter

24 Jan 2011  Tory MP Dominic Raab hits out at ‘obnoxious bigotry’ of feminists https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2011/jan/24/tory-mp-dominic-raab-feminists?CMP=share_btn_tw

30 Dec 2010  Legal aid cuts will disproportionately affect women – The F-Word https://www.thefword.org.uk/2010/12/legal_aid_cuts/

27 Aug 2010  Sexism claim as councillor quits ruling body https://www.northern-scot.co.uk/Home/Sexism-claim-as-councillor-quits-ruling-body-6141704.htm

4 Jun 2010  Sexist slurs at OUCA event  https://www.oxfordstudent.com/2010/06/04/sexist-slurs-at-ouca-event-2/

1 Nov 2009  Tory woman attacks ‘misogyny’ of grassroots party members https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2009/nov/01/conservative-party-misogyny-liz-truss?CMP=share_btn_tw

9 Sep 2009  Councillor quits Conservative party over ‘discrimination’ claims http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/4589065.Councillor_quits_Conservative_party_over__discrimination__claims/?ref=twtrec

22 Aug 2009  Tory constituency chairman apologises for comments on attractive women MPs  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/6072231/Tory-constituency-chairman-apologises-for-comments-on-attractive-women-MPs.html

2 Jul 2009  Top Tories ‘ran web hate campaign’  http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/top-tories-ran-web-hate-923277#ICID=sharebar_twitter

15 Jun 2009  Grotesque racism and sexism: the truth about Oxford’s Conservative Association https://labourlist.org/2009/06/grotesque-racism-and-sexism-the-truth-about-oxfords-conservative-association/

27 May 2009  Ex-Tory candidate sued for sex discrimination https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2009/may/27/sexual-discrimination-at-work-tories?CMP=share_btn_tw

30 Jan 2009  “It’s not sexist, it’s a statement against political correctness” aka don’t mess with my male privilege – The F-Word https://www.thefword.org.uk/2009/01/its_not_sexist/

18 Dec 2007  Redwood’s date rape comments infuriate campaigners https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2007/dec/18/uk.conservatives?CMP=share_btn_tw

10 Nov 2005  ‘Patronising’ Davis fails to impress women of Tory party http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/patronising-davis-fails-to-impress-women-of-tory-party-326041.html

9 Sep 2005  May: ‘Conservatives are male, white … and sexist’ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/may-conservatives-are-male-white-and-sexist-8696908.html

12 Jan 2005  Deselected Tory attacks ‘sexist’ party chiefs  https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2005/jan/12/conservatives.uk?CMP=share_btn_tw

7 Dec 2004  Bullied, patronised and abused – women MPs reveal the truth about life inside Westminster https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2004/dec/07/uk.gender?CMP=share_btn_tw

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