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Womens Equality Party (UK) & 3rd Parties

 
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FantasyLens



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:18 am    Post subject: Womens Equality Party (UK) & 3rd Parties Reply with quote

Anyone involved or following the WE party in the UK? Are they radical enough? Are third parties just a 'waste of votes'?

http://www.womensequality.org.uk

They appear to support the Nordic model:

http://www.womensequality.org.uk/prostitution_report_misses_point

Is it possible to make progress using the mainstream political system?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While I want to support the WEP I cannot, because of their shameful behaviour towards Heather Brunskell-Evans.

http://www.heather-brunskell-evans.co.uk/body-politics/open-letter/

I'm currently politically homeless in the UK because despite being a lifelong labour voter, their current leadership and policies over Brexit just appal me.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:41 am    Post subject: Wow Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing, that's a really upsetting and disturbing article.

I looked through the WE party manifesto as well, and it didn't seem to have a concrete position on criminalising 'users' (e.g. abusers) of the sex 'industry', or a position on pornography (it only seems to mention revenge pornography).

It's difficult - it feels like asking for tiny steps like this might marginal improvements, but if the issue is a fundamentally patriarchal society are initiatives like WE going to actually fix that?

On the other hand is the WE party raising more female voices in politics? It seems to have generated a big backlash in parts of the press (Telegraph, Mail) so maybe they are doing something right.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Womens Equality Party (UK) & 3rd Parties Reply with quote

FantasyLens wrote:
Is it possible to make progress using the mainstream political system?


I don't know... once you get the power and the money to be mainstream, it's seldom the case your cause wasn't tainted by obscure interests... at least it's what I think. Please notice I said seldom, not never ^^.
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