If you were following me on Twitter while I was in Brighton last week at TUC Congress you might have noticed a bit of a theme developing in my feed regarding the dearth of women speakers and delegates there. If you weren’t, well obviously you wouldn’t have noticed, so here are some examples: *    *    * Gail Cartmail now speaking at #tuc12. The 1st woman to speak so far, despite #tuc12 having started some 45 mins ago….—   (@CathElliott) September 09, 2012 Elevenses for TUC top table their tea delivered by a woman. Women know your place…. Making the tea 4 TU male bureaucrats. #TUC12—   (@HarpyMarx) September 10, 2012 And now #tuc12 debating the disproportionate impact of the cuts on women.—…

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