Strangely not every woman in Britain, in fact not even many of them, decides which political party to support based primarily on its approach to childcare, maternity pay, flexible working hours and child benefit.
Yet this seems to be the prevailing political consensus. Harriet Harman is still running around demanding the "voice of women" be heard – as if we have a single collective consciousness – while the Conservatives are apparently positioning women around Cameron in photo ops. Even Newsnight has joined in, recently changing the line-up of a panel at the last minute to focus exclusively on "women" and our "issues".
The chairman of the National Federation of Women’s Institute’s has now come out claiming the coalition is ignoring women, as if she has the ability to speak for all of us.
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