Eva Cox | The Feminist Exercise: Achieving Real Gender Equity

Do we have gender equity in today’s society? CPD fellow Eva Cox asks whether we are truly satisfied with the fact that we have a female PM, Governor-General, a couple of premiers and CEOs as evidence that the glass ceiling can be broken? By attempting to distinguish what are actual feminist ideals in today’s society, Cox calls for a redistribution of power so women and men can share responsibilities as well as rights, without these being limited by gender.

Being the first woman to take on a role is not necessarily progress or a feminist gain. We need to ask: has she made it easier for other women to follow? That disqualifies Thatcher and other female “pioneers” like her. They are useful in showing the possibilities, but only in a very limited way.

Read the full article in ABC The Drum here

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