Gender equality: Why aren’t we there yet?
March 8, 2014
In 21st century Australia we have not achieved gender equality. The wage gap between women and men is increasing, the number of women in poverty is growing, women’s reproductive rights are under attack, violence against women is on the increase, there is no marriage equality for LGBTIQ people and gender discrimination is rife.
Why aren’t we there yet? Why does the conservative right appear to have so much to say in the policies of Liberal and Labor governments alike?
The answer is that in a world where the gap between the wealth of the ruling elite and the rest of us gets bigger by the day, their governments need to rely on backward and bigoted institutions to divide and rule, and to keep us... READ MORE