The System Behind Sexism: Women's Oppression Today
13 October, 2016
Old Arts Theatre C, The University of Melbourne
We may no longer be living in the 1950's but women are still oppressed. Women's wages are significantly lower than men's- women are discriminated against at work, in academia, sport and politics. Women still do the majority of unpaid housework and childrearing. Sexist stereotypes pervade popular culture and women's bodies are used to sell everything from beer to insurance plans. Socialists argue that sexism is structural and the result of an unequal system, rather than a reflection of some innate difference between men and women.
Join the Socialist Alternative Melbourne University club for a discussion on why women's oppression exists and how we can fight it.