“A feminist is anyone who recognises the equality and full humanity of women and men.”
Gloria Steinem turned 80 last week. But her words remain as relevant as ever.
Our lack of progress is prompting a rethink of the feminist cause.
On the weekend, professorial fellow at the University of Technology, Eva Cox, wrote a landmark piece in The Saturday Paper, asking, “Has feminism lost its way?”
Here, she deconstructs what’s gone wrong:
“As an original ’70s feminist, I recognise our grander plans for major gender changes to the social system failed. We underestimated both the power of sexism and our capacity to abolish or reduce it. We …