Thursday February 20, 2020

Spot-on about inequality, if a bit short on answers

While British Liberal Democrat MP Jo Swinson’s book provides clear-eyed analysis of the challenges facing women, its proposed remedies can seem trite

18th February, 2018
Jo Swinson, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats in Britain

Politics: Equal Power, By Jo Swinson, Atlantic Books, €19.55

Only the most conservative readers would manage to find offence in this zeitgeisty manifesto by British Liberal Democrat MP and deputy leader Jo Swinson. Over 350 pages covering politics, parenting, work and culture, the former business minister offers a masterclass in inclusive rhetoric, tailoring her gospel of equal opportunity to men as much as women.

“I decided that the word ‘feminism’ would not grace the...

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