Fabian Review – Spring 2011

Tom Hampson


The invisibility of women during the last election campaign and the disproportionate impact of the Government’s spending cuts have highlighted what Labour’s incremental progress slightly obscured: women are still unequal. The spring Fabian Review looks at why things are getting worse for women under this Government and sets out some new campaigns for gender equality.

Howard Reed and Kitty Ussher look at how the cuts are hitting women hardest.

Mary Riddell speaks to Yvette Cooper about being tipped as Labour’s first female leader.

Deborah Mattinson, Rebecca Asher, John Hannett, Jude Rogers, Margaret Curran, Emma Reynolds and Rachel Reeves provide campaign ideas for the new gender battleground.

Pat Thane says it will fall to women to keep the ‘big society’ from falling apart.

Ellie Levenson and Laurie Penny discuss the state of feminism.

Sunder Katwala and Seema Malhotra say that Lib Dem women face wipeout unless they take drastic measures now.

Nan Sloane reveals how government policy is insidiously removing women from decision making roles.

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