By Sandra Bloodworth, Allyson Hose & Fleur Taylor
Women today are faced with a contradiction. In Australia and other first world countries, we have achieved close to formal equality with men. But walk out your front door, and it probably won't take you five minutes for you to encounter advertising that shows the real worth of women to the system we live in.
Just seeing the sexism that permeates advertising and the media is bad enough - but women's experience of sexist oppression today affects every area of their lives.
What causes this huge disparity between our formal, legal equality, and the reality of our day-to-day lives? Who benefits from sexism? What can be done to fight it? And is women's liberation actually possible? This pamphlet aims to answer these questions.