Our thanks to Guido Fawkes for detailing Ms May’s first cabinet, with 26 ministerial appointments – here. 20% of Tory MPs are female, and they tend to be younger and less experienced than their male colleagues, so the fact that 7 of the new ministers (27%) are female is a demonstration of female privileging, but less than the figure (33%) appointed by David Cameron in his cabinet appointments following last year’s general election.
On the plus side, Nicky Morgan, the odious former Education Secretary and Minister for Women & Equalities, has gone. On the down side, the latter ridiculous ministerial role still exists. Justine Greening is taking over both of Ms Morgan’s roles, and will presumably be equally as disinterested in the under-performance of males in the education system.
Some were predicting a gender-balanced cabinet from Ms May – to follow Canada and Scotland – so we can take at least some heart that with her appointments, Ms May barely reached half that level. We can expect feminists to start whining very shortly. I look forward to hysterical pieces from the Women’s Equality Party and the Fawcett Society in particular. I wonder if Harriet Harman has a view on the matter?