I've just watched Channel 4 news. A large section was rightly devoted to the local election results. The interviewer and all four interviewees were men.
Now, leaving aside the peurility of the questions and the responses it seemed to me that there was no surer way of indicating to the nation that politics is for men and that the 51% of the population who are female are of little or no consequence.
I was so vexed that I emailed Channel 4 who - to their credit - replied promptly, and they said that it was not in their control who the parties sent to be their spokes 'persons'.
So, my feeling at the minute is 'a plague on all their houses'. There are so many articulate and active women there but it's the chaps who are chosen. Every time.