I think if I actually got word cloud to work on my blog (technical issues, I gave up), then the word ‘love’ would come up a lot more than expected for a marketing blog. It’s mainly because I’ve made this blog so personal to me, but also because of how much the world has changed since I’ve been writing. For every event, the feeling I’ve had is to keep talking and keep working towards making the world a kinder, more inclusive and loving place.
You only have to look at my Twitter feed to see which way I voted on Thursday, and yes I was shocked, disappointed and a little bit angry on Friday morning. But I don’t want to be angry at the people who voted to leave. Especially as one of them is my Nan and I really appreciate the fact that she makes me take home a bunch of food every time I visit. And she does my ironing. And obviously I love her.
So, I was actually really fortunate that Friday was also the day of the Women’s Equality Party Reading and Henley Branch planning meeting. Finding out what the Party were focusing on and what I could do to contribute made me forget the disappointment of the result. It made me feel like I could still do something positive and work towards a world where I want my little boy, and all of his friends, to grow up in.
The response from the Women’s Equality Party regarding the referendum result focused on how little both sides of the campaign took into account the issues that affect women. The EU has been the main driver for some of the vital legislation that protects women in at work and now we need to work together to preserve and expand those rights while we start to build a Britain independent of the EU.
Equal pay and opportunity at work, as well as equal parenting, representation, media treatment and education; and the end to violence against women, are the key objectives of the Women’s Equality Party. Some of these are particularly relevant to me, but I don’t think you could look at any of those positive aims and decide that they weren’t for you. Working on these areas, together, can bring equality and opportunities for everyone.
It seems like a big ask for little old me and you, but there is always something that you can do. For me, being involved in the local party and spreading the word about WEP and feminism is a small step to a bigger brighter world. It might not be like that for you, but if you are genuinely unhappy with politics whether the vote went your way or not; isn’t it time you stepped up and did something about it?
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