The Best of the Republic Blog: The female monarch

I have often heard it said that, whatever you think of the Queen, she has shown what women can achieve in a man’s world and should be recognised as a feminist icon. This has always struck me as bizarre, as the inherent sexism of the monarchy, alongside its intrinsically discriminatory nature, whether on the basis of race, sexuality, or simply not being part of the Windsor family, has always been at the heart of my republican principles…

The Best of the Republic Blog (Brighton, 2010), pp. 47-9.

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