It's not been a good week for women in Westminster.

Labour MP for Birmingham Jess Phillips

Despite MP for Walthamstow Stella Creasy's speech about a society where "the concerns of women are not treated as equally as the concerns of men", a bid to end the tampon tax failed.

Then two days later, along came along Philip Davies, the Conservative MP for Shipley in West Yorkshire.

He asked for a debate on International Mens' Day in November, because parliament currently has a monthly slot for women and equalities question time.

Jess Phillips, Labour MP for Birmingham, was sitting on the backbench committee that allocates debate times, and she wasn't having any of it.

As the only woman on this committee, it seems like every day to me is International Men’s Day.

...but even then she had to 'prove' she was being threatened to detractors.

Phillips is spending today offline.

What was that about International Men's Day?

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