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Unfinished business: women still unequal after 40 years: Jane Kelly

ByJANE KELLY

A superficial glance at the position of women in Britain 40 years since the first Women’s Liberation Conference, held at Ruskin College, Oxford, in 1970, might suggest that there is little disparity between the positions of women and men, that equality has been achieved. After all, we have had a woman Prime Minister,many women have positions in the City, there are women chief executives of big companies, women vice chancellors in universities.Young women now outclass boys in exam results in schools and many subjects in university. Culturally young women have confidence,behave rather like men in their social life, they have choices that are light years away from those of women during the first half of the twentieth century.