Despite progress gender inequality is still present in the UK (and the world over)! Once again we want to do a bit more than just mouth off on Twitter about stuff.
This year is of particular note as it marks 100 years since (some) women won the right to vote in Great Britain. It's also a year in which we have a pussy grabbing President Trump and not a pussy owning President Clinton, a year which saw the rise of the #MeToo movement born from on going revelations of the sexual harassment of women in every facet of society, and a year in which we hurtle ever closer to a Brexit that could potentially erode hard won protections currently in place in the UK for vulnerable women.
At current rates of progress, it will take 62 years to close the gender pay gap
The Fawcett Society is the UK’s leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights.
They have been advancing women’s equality since 1866 when at just 19, Millicent Fawcett collected signatures on a petition for women’s votes. She went on to lead the constitutional suffrage campaign and made this cause her lifetime’s work, securing equal voting rights 62 years later.
Today the Fawcett Society continue her legacy of fighting sexism and gender inequality through hard-hitting campaigns and impactful research.
They believe, as do we, in a society where no one is prevented from reaching their full potential because of their gender.
Just 30% of MPs and 33% of councillors are women
Women are still a minority in politics, in boardrooms, and in the editorials of media. Their under-representation means they have less influence than they should in decisions that affect their lives. The Fawcett Society works to redress these inequalities in all its forms, and for all women.
20% of men aged 25-34 say women’s equality has ‘gone too far’
We certainly have a few things we'd say about these men...
In light of this we will be donating 100% of the proceeds from the sale of every set of badges to the Fawcett Society with a hope to raise £150 (or more)! to assist them in their work.*
*We don't represent the charity in any official capacity and our donation will be undertaken in an entirely personal capacity.