Susan Millns from the University of Sussex asks in a 2016 article whether Brexit has different implications for women and men.
She argues that there is a distinctive gender dimension to Brexit in terms of:
- voting patterns of the female electorate
- the prospective erosion of women’s legal rights
- increasing feminisation of British politics
With particular reference to the 80% of young women who voted to stay in the EU, Millns writes:
It is crucial in a post-Brexit, de-regularised but increasingly feminised political climate that the legacy of the European Union – in terms of its commitment to gender equality and gender justice – is defended.