Given that gender equality is … how shall I put it … not exactly at the top of the agenda for the Swedish Conservatives – still a Man’s Party if ever there was one – it is slightly surprising to read that the Finance Minister Anders Borg declares himself a feminist in an interview with Svenska Dagbladet. (See also this piece in Expressen from the spring of 2006).
It is less surprising to read that it was having children which made Borg contemplate the issue. Most women realise the same when they assess the impact having children has on their working life.
One topic for discussion could be: Is it possible to combine the concept of structural discrimination with a neo–liberal conception of social justice? (I’m not too fond of the term neo-liberal which is far too often used indiscriminately, but I hope you get my point)