Posts Tagged: ambition

Is Feminism Still a Dirty Word?

In February, the New York Times published a feature on why gender equality stalled, drawing attention once again to the fact that despite this being the 21st century, men and women still aren’t equal in the workplace. We know that in the US, women are paid 77 cents for every man’s dollar and that only 4.2 per cent of Fortune 500 CEO positions are held by women – and this situation is replicated across the globe. So what’s stopping women getting a fair deal? And why don’t we speak out about it more?

Like Mother Like Daughter?

Irish playwright Oscar Wilde wrote, “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That is his.” Is there truth in this statement?