Women’s rights have come an awful long way since the days of petitioning for abortion rights in the 1970s. These were the biggest strides the feminist movement had made to that point, and they have continued to go from strength to strength ever since. In this day and age, it is hard to envisage a time when women’s rate of pay were legally less than men’s. Or when banks would refuse to grant loans or credit on the grounds of gender. But it happened.
And while great strides have been made, there’s just as long a way to go as there was back then. It is still, by and large, a male-dominated world. If you’re going to bravely take the plunge into this territory, it’s important to know where you stand on a multitude of issues. It’s vital that you understand your rights at work, and I hope that this clears any issues up for you.