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Women's Equality Party - what do you think?

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orchidlily Fri 22-Jan-16 23:52:54

I'm meeting with Harini Iyengar this week. She is on the short-list to be the Women's Equality Party’s London Mayoral candidate. Her candidate statement is here:

The WEP has 6 set policies but Harini has free rein on other policies and is interested to find out which issues are most important to Londoners prior to hustings on Tuesday 26 January 2016. Let me know what you think and I’ll pass it on… London members can vote on this occasion, but even if you're not in London, please join the conversation and spread the word - the more the merrier

whitewave Sat 23-Jan-16 05:26:45

I can understand why it was formed but not co nvinced yet that it is a runner

suzied Sat 23-Jan-16 05:35:46

I'm all for women's equality , but as far as London is concerned ( where I live) housing and transport are the big issues, and I'm not sure where women's equality would have anything significant to add to that debate, unless I'm missing something.

Marmark1 Sat 23-Jan-16 09:11:05

Is there a men's equality party?

rosesarered Sat 23-Jan-16 12:20:05

I agree with Whitewave on this.

Nonnie Sat 23-Jan-16 12:35:47

I agree with Marmark1 If there was a Men's equality party the media would condemn it.

janeainsworth Sat 23-Jan-16 12:56:06

I followed your link orchidlily and whilst Harini Iyengar appears to have had a glittering career and aspires to be a role model for women generally, it says nothing about what she would do for London if elected to the office of Mayor.
Wasn't it John F Kennedy who said 'Don't ask what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country'
It's a pity more politicians and aspiring politicians don't remind themselves of that occasionally.

M0nica Sat 23-Jan-16 13:12:56

Who is HI? I have never heard of her and why should someone who has had a glittering career necessarily be or want to be a role model for women?

I do think this whole female, rich and famous(?) therefore a role model for women idea very simplistic. Most people's aspirations (regardless of gender) are a lot more complex than simply being rich and famous, or even just rich.

Indeed to merely aspire to fame and money, to me, is a sign of immaturity and anyone still pursuing this ambition beyond the age of 18 needs therapy.