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Equality for women is light years away

Men dominate in all the highest fields: Men control the engineering, scientific and financial worlds. Women are victims of occupational segregation and dominate lower paid areas, such as the caring professions of teaching and nursing.

womens monthMen are paid more: Men earn more for the work they do and even for equivalent jobs. This happens all across the world, from developing countries to First World cities.

Women ‘go to work’ when they go home: Many women do housework, cook, prepare school lunches and tend to children after their working day and commute is complete. Although there are exceptions, men tend to help out far less with homework, housework and cooking than women in dual income families.

Lastly, here’s a guide to less sexist language to make us all aware of how entrenched male dominated language is:

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