Summary of A Political Party for Women’s Equality

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With razor-sharp wit and delightful asides, British broadcast personality Sandi Toksvig brings the issue of gender inequality to the forefront. In 2015, she co-founded the Women’s Equality Party in the United Kingdom. It quickly gained global momentum. Toksvig envisions its model spreading around the world. getAbstract highly recommends her entertaining, rousing talk, which contains a vital message that members of both sexes ought to hear.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why equal rights for women remain out of reach,
  • How the Women’s Equality Party aims to accelerate gender parity and
  • How people around the world can follow its model to promote gender equality.

About the Speaker

Television host, playwright and author Sandi Toksvig co-founded the Women’s Equality Party in 2015.



Women haven’t achieved equality with men in any country, nor have they ever in the history of the world. Gaining equality requires a movement, but women frequently are too busy juggling kids, work, elderly parents, running a household, and so forth. It often takes an injustice, illness or crisis to trigger an individual’s “activation button.” For British television personality Sandi Toksvig, that moment came in 1994 when she decided to come out as gay. At that time, no other gay woman in the public eye in Britain had done so. The right-wing press went wild over the news, stirring up hatred and forcing Toksvig and her family to go into...

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