The facts are beyond dispute: when women get an education, all of society benefits. When they get better healthcare, everyone lives longer. In many ways, it has never been a better time to be a woman: a fundamental shift has been taking place all around us, and we’re all better off. Yet the promise of equality still eludes half the world’s population.
In her 2019 CBC Massey Lectures, award-winning author, journalist, and human rights activist Sally Armstrong illustrates how improving the status of the female half of humanity is crucial to our collective surviving — and thriving. The past can teach us much about this: Sally Armstrong examines the many beginnings of the roles women have played in society, and the evolutionary developments for women over millennia in the areas of sex, religion, culture, politics, and economics. What we learn is that gender inequality comes at too high a cost to us all, and that the only way forward is for women to become truly equal with men.
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