A report was written about me when I was six. It described me as a feminist.

A report was written about me when I was six. It described me as a feminist.

When I was 6 I insisted on being called George and being seen to be a boy. I was a misogynist. I hated that in all the stories - books, films and TV programmes, women and girls were the sickly, the carers, the cooks and ALWAYS (even the wonderful Cally in Blake 7) being rescued by men and boys. I wanted to be the rescuer, the hero of my story, and how on earth could I do that as a girl? Now of course I am proud of my gender and of all the women who have fought, often literally, for my right to vote, work, be respected and live safely. But WE have so much more to do. I am so excited that WE are a political party striving to release everyone from the confines of gender stereotypes, and allow all people to realise their full potential without being shackled to outmoded and repressive notions of gender.


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