This post was inspired by a book called Push Back: How Smart Women Ask – and Stand Up – for What They Want by Selena Rezvani. 1,688 more words
Leeds NW CLP have been running a series of posts this week in preparation for International Women's Day today. This is the last - by Julie Heselwood, a member of Adel and Wharfedale Branch who is standing as Labour candidate in Weetwood this May. The series has also included our own Megan Davies on social media and feminism. But there have been posts on Eating disorders [Kate Langston], Domestic Violence [Deputy PCC Isabel Owen], feminism and rape culture [Freya Potter], Women and Austerity [Leonie Sharp]. Two great personal testimonies to the ideals which inspire them from Councillor Janette Walker and Otley's mayor, Pam Gill - plus Linda McAvan MEP on what the EU has done for women and Yvette Cooper on what Labour offers Women. The whole series makes excellent reading - a testimony to what Labour women are contributing - nationally but also locally here in Leeds NW - to the left-wing debate.