'Feminism Is The Radical Notion That Women Are People'

Today is International Women’s Day: a day to celebrate women, and also a time to reflect on the work we all still need to do. But first, the celebration:

And now, the facts:

“Women now make up 51% of professional and managerial positions in America, up from 26% in 1980.”
Source: New York Times, 2010.

“Forty years after the Equal Pay Act, women working full-time in the UK are still paid on average 15.5% less per hour than men.”
Source: Fawcett Society, 2011.

“One in 4 women will be a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime.”
Source: The National Domestic Violence Hotline, 2011.

“One incident of domestic violence is reported to the police every minute.”
Source: Women’s Aid, 2011.

“Equal pay for women is not likely until 2067.”
Source: The Guardian, 2010.

Find more news about International Women’s Day on Twitter @womensday.

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