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: Feminism sidelines men and adds huge costs to businesses and the State

(Dr Victoria Bateman is an Economic Historian and Fellow in Economics, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, and Fellow of the Legatum Institute, London who believes to be a capitalist you have to be a feminist) Victoria Bateman is on a mission. She wants feminists to make progress in social and political spheres. As feminist ideology is […]


Belinda Brown: A century of feminism has failed us. Women have betrayed men’s trust

Neil Lyndon, author of No More Sex War and one of the first men to openly critique  feminism,  is right to draw attention to the relentless problems now facing boys and men. I am sympathetic to his logic that if the women who understand these problems, i.e. those who write for The Conservative Woman (I […]


Belinda Brown: Was that a wolf whistle? As a batty militant feminist I must dial 999

One of the most significant harms of feminism is the way that it has poisoned relations between the sexes. This  is a defining feature. Without its belief in a malicious patriarchy, the victimhood of women and female inequality,  feminism would cease to exist.  In our contemporary feminist society The ‘Everyday Sexism Project’ must be the […]


Belinda Brown: Feminists have dismantled the social conventions that protected women against rape

Feminists recently got upset by a very sensible Sussex Police poster advising young women to stick together on their night out. What I would suggest really sparked feminist anxiety was a non-overtly feminist organisation participating in any way on the discourse around rape. Rape is to feminists what exploitation is to the communists. It provides […]


Belinda Brown: Female liberation damages men and women

This is a condensed version of a talk Belinda gave at a panel discussion on the relationship between feminism and the libertarian/free market movement. The theme was: Feminism and the free market: Does liberty entail liberation? When I was invited to come and speak I was apprehensive as I’m not well versed in political theory. […]


Belinda Brown: Memo to the uber-liberal Danes. Pornography is addictive and damaging

A Danish “sexology” professor, Christian Graugaard, has had what I would call a very Danish idea – to show pornography in sex education classes in order to help students become more critical of what they watch online. The Danes, it has to be said, have a very different approach towards sex and since their age […]