Feminists of the world, unite and celebrate. The European Parliament has the first member to be elected on a feminist ticket.
Call me contrary, but I think that sounds like a defeat. Because if women need a separate party to represent them in Europe, that’s a clear indication mainstream politicians have forgotten about them.
Of course it’s hard to quibble with the aims of Soraya Post, Sweden Feminist Initiative’s first MEP. She wants to “change the agenda to be gender equal”, and to “increase” the “feminist perspective”. Domestic violence should, she believes, be considered “Europe’s greatest security problem”.
The group also has equal pay in its sights, having once burnt 100,000 kronor (£8,947) to make its point.