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Female politicians have never had it so good—and yet…

A "childless politicians” list responding to Nicola Sturgeon’s miscarriage featured only women

By Jessica Abrahams  

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. ©David Cheskin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

We are living in an unprecedented time for female politicians in Britain. For only the second time in history, the country is led by a female Prime Minister. Scotland also has a female leader, and Wales looked like it might do too for a moment earlier this year. The UK’s first female politician entered parliament less than 100 years ago. Sometimes, it’s easy to forget how much progress has been made.


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