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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

women more leftwing than men? GUARDIAN DEBATES

red herring? 


A recent Guardian/ICM poll showed that Labour are much more popular than the Conservatives among women while the male vote is neck-and-neck. 

red herring? a clue or piece of information which is or is intended to be misleading or distracting


Ellie Mae O'Hagan  (left) and  Melissa Louise Kite (right),  discuss whether that means British women are more leftwing than their male counterparts – and what else could explain it (19/11/2013)


  • Melissa Kite and Ellie Mae O'Hagan, commentators from opposite ends of the political spectrum:
  • Ellie Mae O'Hagan is an editor at openDemocracy and a freelance journalist writing mainly for the Guardian.
  • Melissa Kite, columnist of the Spectator and GQ, (ealier in the Daily Mail and The Sunday telegraph)



youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vPXN12vhcM


         TASK1.     Watch the video and write: arguments supporting each of the headings
       Women are more left-wing than men
   Women are NOT more left-wing than men
TASK2.    To fill in the script, please use our pen.io page
        page:        http://c1-guardianwomenonleft.pen.io        password: C1


(DARK Ellie  00:00)  (BLONDE -Melissa  00:46)   (DARK Ellie  01:12)  (BLONDE -Melissa  01:46)  (DARK Ellie  02:31)  (BLONDE -Melissa  02:42)   (DARK Ellie  02:54)  (BLONDE -Melissa  03:18) (DARK Ellie  03:25)  (BLONDE -Melissa  03:32)  (DARK Ellie  03:48)    (BLONDE -Melissa  03:58)  (DARK Ellie  04:14)(BLONDE -Melissa  04:28)   (DARK Ellie  04:37)  (BLONDE -Melissa  04:48)




They mention different topics:
  • Austerity
  • violence
  • immigration
  • running the household

Interesting Words an expressions used for debates

  • -By and large        
  • - It’s not surprising that     - I find it regressive

  • - I personally find him offputting  - I’m not sure what the figures are 

  • - I DO think that - I would say    - I definitely think that 

  • - You may disagree with me   - I’m not sure I agree with that 

  • - Admittedly, my politics is…- If there is …   

  • Where we would disagree is… 

  • - There is definitely a growing sense of… 

  • - I think actually women might be more

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