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    Confronting gender inequality: despite major changes, progress has been slow and uncertain

Confronting gender inequality: despite major changes, progress has been slow and uncertain

The LSE Commission on Gender, Inequality and Power recently reported on gender-based inequality in politics, law, the economy, and media/culture. Anne Phillips, a contributor to the Commission, writes that although women are now better represented in public life, the absence of key policies, such as mandatory quotas, slows down the pace of change. She also explains that the impact of austerity measures […]

The very fact that Thatcher can be lauded as the woman who broke the mould is indicative of the challenges which women still face in contemporary politics

Anne Phillips reflects on the legacy which Margaret Thatcher, the UK’s first female Prime Minister, left for women. This debate has tended to be a polarised one, with sweeping claims made on the basis of what is, in essence, a single case. Furthermore such claims have tended to distract from a broader assessment of Thatcher’s social and political legacy.  For years, […]