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Women in the Brexit Debate: still largely confined to “low politics”

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Despite a few more women making an appearance in the TV referendum debates, the campaign continues to be dominated by male ‘experts’ and a presumption that women will vote on the basis of emotive issues of special interest to them, such as maternity leave policies, write Toni Haastrup, Katharine Wright and Roberta Guerrina. But true gender equality considers the impact of social policy on every part of society. We can and must challenge the perception of “high” and “low” politics that marginalises particular discussions and effectively sidelines women.

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Author(s): Haastrup T, Wright KAM, Guerrina R

Publication type: Online Publication

Publication status: Published

Series Title: LSE Brexit

Year: 2016

Access Year: 2017

Acceptance date: 17/06/2016

Publisher: London School of Economics

Place Published: London

Access Date: 3 November


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