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22 October - 13 November
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Misogyny in British politics: Why it happens and how to challenge it

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What’s on offer?

Join us for ninety minutes of stories, analysis, and suggestions for activism, as local MPs and social science researchers look into all aspects of life in the public eye when misogyny is part of everyday working life.


  • Scott Taylor (Chair), Professor of Leadership & Organization Studies, University of Birmingham
  • Preet Gill, MP for Birmingham Edgbaston, Shadow Cabinet Minister for International Development
  • Dr Frankie Rogan, Lecturer in Sociology, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Sofia Collignon, Lecturer in Political Communication, Queen Mary University of London
  • Dr Cherry Miller, Lecturer in British and Comparative Politics, University of Glasgow

What’s it about?

High profile women in public life, especially in professions historically dominated by men, experience significant amounts of abuse and hate. Why does this misogyny happen? Why is it dismissed or tolerated? Why is it not yet a hate crime? And what can any of us do to challenge it?

Who’s leading the event?

Scott Taylor - Professor of Leadership & Organization Studies with expertise in contemporary feminism in workplaces.

Frankie Rogan - Lecturer in Sociology with expertise in gender relations and identity construction as well as online identities and digital political activism. 

Open to

Anyone interested in this important topic is welcome to attend