You're right - it should be; I was talking about the tory talking point of 'we've had 2 female leaders - we're the party that actually care about women' -bagpuss wrote: ↑Mon Jul 11, 2022 11:08 amAnd also, hello, but who the f.ck says that electing a woman as leader would be gesture politics? It could just be electing the best person for the job*.El Pollo Diablo wrote: ↑Mon Jul 11, 2022 10:38 amWhat you say is true, but it's also a source of shame for Labour that it's never elected a woman as leader. Gesture politics does still make a difference. It provides confidence in what Labour says it wants to do.
*Yeah, I know, like that's likely in British politics
that's gesture politics in my view.
Spiking that gun by having a female leader for the sake of it would also be gesture politics. Especially as in Labour's case it was only against Starmer that there were any decent female candidates since 1994 (Cooper, who stood against Corbyn, would have been a very good leader; but her pitch was basically a continuation of Osborne's economic viciousness& so she deserved to lose that election)