We have a woman who is First Minister if that’s not an example of us reaching gender equality, what is?
It’s a statement the Women 5050 campaign, seeking a 50/50 representation of women in Scotland’s public life, hears at least daily. It is indeed true that Nicola Sturgeon becoming First Minister is a sure sign of a more gender equal society, but it is only more gender equal than the day before, it is not an illustration of the issue of women’s inequality in leadership being over. The truth is, the media reaction to her tartan shoes, to her not being a mother and how she will create a feminine debate style, illustrates perfectly how far we have to go.
To read the full article published on January 5th 2015, please click here.