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You are cordially invited to tea, ice cream and a discussion about men in politics.

What can we do to get more men involved in political processes? Many people just believe that men are not ambitious enough or can’t be bothered with all the ugliness of the public political sphere. Despite the UK’s two male prime ministers, only 208 out of 650 MPs are men. Why are men much less likely to run for office?

Well, this doesn’t sound right, does it? You’ve probably realised by now that we deleted the letters w and o. Seems strange to talk about men’s politics, doesn’t it? Why are we using these categories and narratives? What does it mean to divide political processes along binary gender lines?

Can we find a productive language to discuss gender and politics, without repeating the usual stereotypes?

Discuss this and other urgent questions with us over tea, coffee and sweets.

Digesting Politics is supported by an a-n artists bursary. It is a series of communal meals and conversations about UK politics, organised Keep It Complex. After a dinner in Glasgow and a brunch in Margate, we will host this coffee afternoon in Birmingham. The Digesting Politics meals are an opportunity for people to come together, meet people they disagree with and have in depth discussions, away from social media hysterics and traditional political discussion formats.

Email us if you have any dietary requirements, need childcare, would like to help us host this event: or have any other questions:

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