Brex-on, Brex-off - What the European Union Referendum means for women and people of colour


the leading voices on the EU referendum all come from the same elitist sexist Bullingdon club

The leading voices on the EU referendum all come from the same elitist, sexist, Bullingdon club. Illustration: Author's own


There are plenty of right (or wrong) and left wing arguments for Brexit. While I recognise all of these points, I still think it is fundamental to realise that most Brexit arguments are xenophobic and do not count the opinions, rights and lives of women and people of colour into account. Like most of Britain’s politics, it is ethnocentric, classist and misogynist. Let me explain to you in a non mansplaining way, why I think this.


Brexit is Sexist? Yes. Brexit wishes to diminish the efforts of the EU trade standards, human rights acts and equal pay acts that women and people of colour benefit from. Yes, the United Kingdom would hav