Originally posted on Progressives Tea Party ~ politics, cake and feminism
by Emily Davison, reposted with permission
On the weekend of the 27th-28th of July women and men across Australia are invited to take part in an Afternoon Tea Party – cake, camaraderie, politics, feminism and friendship. …
Once upon a time, little girls used to play tea party, with their plastic cups and stuffed bears and dolls. As they grew up, women would meet with their girlfriends at 5-star hotels for Afternoon Tea.
Then, the rabid Right Wing in the United States took the name “Tea Party” for their political movement which has seen a massive winding back of rights for people across almost all demographics, particularly women.
In Australia, women and men have witnessed some of the most vile misogyny that any woman has ever experienced directed against the Prime Minister, much of it coming from the lunar…
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