We’ve come a long way, but we’ve still work to do

In the centenary year of women’s suffrage, we need to make sure that the next generation understands the history of gender inequality, writes Kristina Lewis

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Every week, my students discuss news stories that underline how we are calling out sexism in our everyday lives far more than we used to. For example, there was widespread media coverage of Equal Pay Day – which fell on 10 November in 2017 – which draws attention to the gender pay gap that still exists between men and women’s average salaries.

Data from the World Economic Forum reveals that the equality gap between men and women would take another 100 years to close at its current rate. The report also shows a year-on-year worsening of the gender gap since it began it in 2006. Women are ...

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