Sunday 15 April 2018
Cambridge Union Chamber
In Parliament, in the boardroom, on the airwaves – men still dominate positions of power and influence.
Do we need a radical approach: quotas to promote women, compensation for unpaid care work and a cull of over-privileged ‘Great White Males’? Or do we need to be more nuanced and less divisive? Perhaps there is plenty of room at the table, and men don’t need to ‘lean out’ to allow women to ‘lean in’. In 2018 we are celebrating the centenary of women’s suffrage, but this debate will address the elephant in the room: what more is needed before we achieve true gender equality?
Speaking for the motion
Julie Bindel, activist, journalist, co-founder of the law-reform group Justice for Women and author of books including The Pimping of Prostitution
James Millar, political commentator and author of The Gender Agenda Suzanne Moore, journalist and founding member of the Women’s Equality Party
Speaking against the motion
Dawn Butler, MP (Labour) for Brent Central and Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities
Nazir Afzal, former Chief Crown Prosecutor for north-west England, responsible for prosecuting the Rochdale grooming gang in 2012
Jo Swinson, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats and author of Equal Power: And How You Can Make It Happen.
Chaired by Helen Lewis, Deputy Editor, New Statesman
With thanks to New Statesman