LSE Brexit blog: Weaponising Feminism in the Brexit Debate

Brexit will not necessarily dismantle women’s rights, but it does threaten women’s groups that get funding and shared expertise from the EU.

This is according to Alice Chilcott from Gender 5+ in a May 2017 article for the LSE Brexit blog.

Chilcott argues that a lack of nuance on both sides of the Brexit debate has made it hard to move beyond the ‘low politics’ of emotional appeals which ‘weaponise’ women’s rights.

She writes that this masks the complex and interwoven nature of feminist issues, and is the main obstacle that the women’s sector faces in protecting those it represents from the potential risks of Brexit.

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