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16 men and 3 women

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Tombero · 20/12/2021 07:39

The Guardian has published a photo showing Downing Street staff enjoying drinks in the garden in May 2020 possibly breaching lockdown. This is being disputed and we are told that staff were in fact working.

Setting the lockdown breach aside, I find it very depressing that it looks as though the Downing Street staff comprised of 16 men and possibly 3 women (there are 2 people sitting on the grass, one of whom may be a woman, there is one standing and Carrie Johnson appears to be there.)

It just highlights to me how underrepresented women still are.

I’ve not tried to do a link before, but if it doesn’t work it’s right on the front of the Guardian website.

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Felix125 · 20/12/2021 09:09

Depends what field you take

NHS seems to be heavily underrepresented by men


bordermidgebite · 20/12/2021 09:45

Women are seriously underrepresented in Parliament

I'll bet you find that the proportion of men in health rises as you rise up the ranks

The choices our children take are heavily influenced by gender expectations


Igneo · 20/12/2021 09:49

Not just gender expectations.
Also how male dominated environments are not attractive to young women at the age when they are picking A Level and uni courses. They just can’t see themselves enjoying being on a male dominated course/ workplace.


deydododatdodontdeydo · 20/12/2021 11:01

Look at it another way - only 3 women breaking the government's own coronavirus restrictions, while 16 men did.


ieatpies · 20/12/2021 11:07

I think the hours worked in that environment must make it pretty unattractive / closed to many women.


Babdoc · 20/12/2021 12:51

That sex ratio sounds much more like a work meeting than a party, where you would expect the staff to bring their partners, therefore achieving 50/50. Perhaps they were telling the truth after all!


viques · 20/12/2021 13:06

The women are probably still in the office. Working.


deydododatdodontdeydo · 21/12/2021 11:51


The women are probably still in the office. Working.

Women like Allegra Stratton?

Snoozer11 · 21/12/2021 15:02

I wonder how many of the men or women went to a state school. I would guess none.


Zandathepanda · 21/12/2021 16:51

I wonder how many play a part in raising children too? I often think that their education of boarding school to Oxbridge colleges is part of the reason minsters have no clue about schools and how it spreads into the community.


EightWheelGirl · 21/12/2021 20:06

Maybe OP should step up and run for MP.


EightWheelGirl · 21/12/2021 20:09

Speaking seriously though, I’ve never come across as many women as men who lean towards being interested in conservative politics. There seem to be a lot more liberal women.

I’m not talking about women married to conservative men etc or women in those circles, but actually those who are politically involved or very interested in policies etc.

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