I summarised my PhD research, including this quote and many other great ones, in a new article for the Conversation. As we mark another International Women’s Day and enjoy breakfasts and uplifting speeches about girl power, let’s also be reminded of the appalling rates of violence against women, the stubborn gender pay gap and pervasive sexism that is seemingly entrenched in our society. An imbalance remains: women do the vast bulk of unpaid work at home while men make the bulk of the laws and policies that affect us all.
Nothing seems to change – or change fast enough. But there are concrete things we can do to fix it. My research offers practical ideas to fix gender inequality in Australia from those at the very centre of federal government policy-making. Read the whole article for more!