Don’t you sometimes just despair at the way women are regarded in today’s world! Those of us who were around in the early days of fighting for women’s rights in the late 60s and 70s thought for a while that we had made giant steps in improving the lot of women. However, we are now faced with a world where a man who clearly shows his contempt for women becomes the President of the USA. And where there is still a substantial gap in the wages paid to men and women. And where media coverage of female politicians still obsesses about what they wear rather than what their policies are – something that never happens to male politicians.
All this can make you feel quite depressed about the position of women in today’s world but I decided that rather than just focusing on the negative, it would be more interesting and hopefully encouraging to discover how life really is for women living today, and whether in that discovery we can find some solutions.
So I’m going to talk to inspirational women about their day to day life, the things they are proud of, the difficulties they face, how they deal with them, the good things, what they feel are their achievements, and what is important to them. We’ll also explore how they think we can advance the position of women, and of course, what we can learn from each other.
I’ll also talk about any particular issues currently affecting women and see what you think about them.