The Equality Illusion: The Truth about Women and Men Today

The Equality Illusion: The Truth about Women and Men Today

by KatBanyard (Author)

Synopsis

In The Equality Illusion, 'the most influential young feminist in the country' (Guardian) and UK Feminista founder Kat Banyard argues passionately and articulately that feminism continues to be one of the most urgent and relevant social justice campaigns today. Women have made huge strides in equality over the last century. And yet: Women working full-time in the UK are paid on average 17 per cent less an hour than men 1 in 3 women worldwide has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused because of her gender Of parliamentary seats across the globe only 15 per cent are held by women and fewer than 20 per cent of UK MPs are women 96 per cent of executive directors of the UK's top hundred companies are men Structuring the book around a normal day, Banyard sets out the major issues for twenty-first century feminism, from work and education to sex, relationships and having children. She draws on her own campaigning experience as well as academic research and dozens of her own interviews. The book also includes information on how to get involved in grassroots action.

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Format: Paperback
WFTC1:0
Pages: 320
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Published: 03 Mar 2011

ISBN 10: 0571246273
ISBN 13: 9780571246274
Book Overview: The Equality Illusion: The Truth about Women and Men Today, by Kat Banyard, is a passionate and urgent new voice that will reclaim feminism for a new generation.

Author Bio
Kat Banyard was born in 1982 and is one of the founders and Co-Director of UK Feminista, a feminist activist organisation, and before then was the Campaigns Officer at the Fawcett Society, the UK's leading campaign for women's rights. Prior to her work at Fawcett, Kat worked for a refugee organisation in Sheffield setting up women's groups. She now lives in London and this is her first book.