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Cox, Eva: Feminism has failed and needs a rethink

Cox, Eva

Feminism has failed and needs a rethink‘, The Conversation, 8 March 2016

The author says women achieved formal legal equality ‘but moving past that into wider social equity changes seems definitely to have stalled’. Partly due to neo-liberalism, cultural change has not happened and ‘Australian women are still the very much the second sex, insofar as we are permitted limited share of power and resources in the public sphere, but on macho market terms’.

The article contains a list of proposed initiatives to mark International Women’s Day 2016. They are ‘starting points for addressing deficits in mainstream politics and putting social well-being high on political agendas’. Meanwhile, Tweets to mark the day are here.