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International Women’s Day

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 pm on 5th March 2020.

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Photo of Nickie Aiken Nickie Aiken Conservative, Cities of London and Westminster 12:00 pm, 5th March 2020

I should like to back up what my right hon. Friend, and my hon. Friend Laura Farris, have said. I was the leader of Westminster Council, and my predecessor and my successor are both women, which is amazing. As the mother of two teenagers, a daughter and a son, I am obviously empowering my daughter to be the person that she is, but does my right hon. Friend agree that it is equally important that we empower our boys to be feminists and to agree that we are all equal? My daughter plays football and cricket, and my son plays football and cricket. He has always been taught that girls are equally as good, if not better, at those sports.