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Oxford Union: This House Believes That We Are All Feminists – #4/8 – Natalie Bennett – Against

17/08/2019

Natalie Bennett opens by highlighting that the opposition have a near impossible task proving that “This House Believes That We Are All Feminists Now”, ‘All’ meaning everyone on the planet. She suggests that they should be allowed to exclude some people, an example being Jeremy Clarkson. Another example is The Church of England as they were going to allow women to become bishops but that decision didn’t come to pass.
The European Central Bank wanted to elect a woman to the membership board but instead a man was elected joining the other 23 men on the board. She says David Cameron hasn’t lived up to his feminist promises that a 3rd of his cabinet would be women by the end of his first term.
Natalie also mentions that FIFA is the only absolute sexist organization left, stating that no matter how good a woman is at football they will never be allowed to play for a premiership football team because of their gender. In conclusion Natalie says that we should all be working towards a feminist society. .

Filmed on Thursday 14th February 2013

MOTION: THIS HOUSE BELIEVE THAT WE ARE ALL FEMINISTS

ABOUT NATALIE BENNETT:
Leader of Green Party; former editor of Guardian Weekly; founder of Carnival of Feminists.

ABOUT THE OXFORD UNION SOCIETY:
The Union is the world’s most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. It has been established for 189 years, aiming to promote debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe.

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