One of the few traditional Conservatives to have served on the Tory front bench under Cameron, Paterson was Secretary of State for Northern Ireland before being promoted to the more high profile role of Secretary of State for Defra.

Candidate of the day

Owen Paterson

One day to go and Sir John Major has weighed in. “Labour divides to rule. To win votes they will turn rich against poor; north against south; worker against boss." We hope we don't wake up with them on Friday.

Hero of the day

Sir John Major

Another awful Labour woman. The fact Ed Miliband’s carved his pledges in stone doesn't mean he might not break them, campaign chief Lucy Powell has said.

Villain of the day

Lucy Powell



Back marriage. Restore grammar schools. Leave the EU.

Belinda Brown

Belinda Brown

Belinda Brown is author of 'The Private Revolution' and a number of well-cited academic papers. More recently, she has started writing and blogging for The Daily Mail and The Conservative Woman. She has a particular interest in men's issues and the damage caused by feminism.
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Belinda Brown: Men don’t need to marry to get sex

Victoria Bateman, a self-declared feminist, recently wrote a piece where she rediscovered the advantages of marriage for women. But predictably her explanation for the reason that women don’t get married has nothing to do with feminists; it is of course the fault of men of the working class. Laura Perrins has already criticised Bateman’s thesis. As Laura […]


Belinda Brown: UCL is a feminist hothouse. Tonight it finally confronts the facts

At UCL this evening we will launch the Gender Equity Network with an inaugural lecture questioning the wisdom of imposing gender equality policies on universities. UCL’s spiritual founder, Jeremy Bentham, has been described as a pugnacious critic of established political doctrines. He created the concept of utilitarianism with its axiom: “It is the greatest happiness […]


Belinda Brown: Now the Scouts are to be transformed into a feminist front

The new leader of the Scouting Association is a woman Ann Limb. This would be fine if it was simply a case of the best man or woman for the job. Sadly it looks like an ideologically based choice. Limb predictably wants to increase the number of girls in the Scouts. This is regardless of […]


Belinda Brown: Selfish feminists put women’s interests before the wider good of society

Anne-Marie Slaughter underwent a Damascene conversion where she realised she couldn’t completely ignore the needs of her family and remain happy. Fortunately for her, this happened when her sons were nearly grown-up, so there wasn’t really too much family work to do. Nevertheless, she downgraded her career from Hillary Clinton’s adviser to Professor of Politics and International […]


Belinda Brown: Some hard truths about rape

TCW regular contributor Belinda Brown has written this article for The Daily Mail entitled: “There’s nothing pro-women about telling girls who can’t remember the night before to cry rape” You can read it in full here.


Belinda Brown: Man-hating feminists corrode the love and respect of men for women

It is time we “called out” feminism. Feminism is being used by Western women to provide and promote careers, social status, privilege without any regard for the negative impact which this has on society and, I suspect, without any real consideration for the women, usually in Third World countries, on whom their ideology feeds. Step […]