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13th Edition Editorial

Hello and welcome to our latest edition...

This time our opening content has a distinctly political flavour; I set the context for it in our opening article: Hate Politics? Get Involved!

 

Women are woefully under-represented in both politics and, to a lesser extent, the media. For example, you could be forgiven for thinking the election on Thursday 5th May to become Mayor of London is a race between two men, Labour's Sadiq Khan and the Conservative's Zac Goldsmith. In fact there are 12 candidates, and three of them are women: Liberal Democrat Caroline Pidgeon, the Green Party's Sian Berry and Sophie Walker of the Women’s Equality Party. We'll be running features on each of these inspiring women between now and the election and we start with a profile of Caroline Pidgeon and ask her a few tough questions in our mini-interview. We also have a fascinating in-depth interview with barrister Jo Shaw, candidate for the Women’s Equality Party in the election to the London Assembly.

 

We've recently made changes to how we produce Impolite Conversation and what we put in it: We now publish fewer articles at launch and release content more regularly, so do keep an eye out for new articles on Facebook and Twitter. We're also publishing shorter pieces, such as mini-interviews, profiles and this short piece by former BBC Newsnight political editor James Cox on why every vote can count. But don't worry if you like our longer pieces; we'll keep producing in depth articles too...

 

Forthcoming articles in this edition also include poems by Jenny Tonge, member of the House of Lords and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health, and by Impolite Favourite Amy Barone, and a feature on Single Married Women.

 

We hope you enjoy...

 

Matthew

Matthew Wherry

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Matthew is Impolite Conversation's editor.

 

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