INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY - WHY IS IT STILL SO IMPORTANT?

Reaching a point of gender equality has been an uphill battle for years, but unfortunately, we can still not see the light in the end of the tunnel.




The word ‘feminism’ - simply means equality of men and women, but it has gained a reputation as being a bad word over the last few years. Whether you use the word or not, 80% of participants of a recent study said that men and women should be treated equally.


The issue is relevant across several aspects, where women are still being seen as unequal, such as the pay gap - it may be narrowing, but there is still a long way to go. Hollywood came under scrutiny once it had been determined that male actors earn £1.1m more per film than their female counterparts.


Women are also still minorities in a number of industries, such as in newsrooms or in the technology or business sectors, as well as nominated in award shows like the BAFTAs, where actress Natalie Portman wore a cape featuring the names of female directors who missed out on nominations.


Although, we clearly have a long way to go when it comes to equality, it’s clear women refuse to give up the fight.


Sunday 8th March we'll be celebrating International Women’s Day and you should too.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram