The Equality Illusion: The Truth About Women And Men Today by Kat  Banyard
(Faber & Faber , 2010)

The Equality Illusion: The Truth About Women And Men Today

by Kat Banyard

Today it is widely believed that feminism has achieved its aims, and that women and men have achieved equality. This, quite simply, is an illusion.

• The conviction rate for rape in only 6% in the UK.
• Of the UK’s top 100 companies 96 of the executive directors are men.
• The number of men paying for sex acts doubled during the 1990s in the UK.
• Women make up only 17% of the world’s parliamentary members.
• 61% of the people who have AIDS are women living in Africa
• 1.5 million people in the UK have an eating disorder- 90% of them female.
• 2/3 of the world’s illiterate people are women.
• 47,000 women were raped in the UK last year.

Reviews

A dose of feminist commonsense.”
- Guardian
Banyard's focus on action is inspiring ... Read it. Share it. Give it to your mum, your daughter, your son, your brother, your sister, your dad.”
- Irish Times
Passionate, polemical, racy prose and a global perspective make the book useful as introductory reading to debates on gender inequality.”
- Times Higher Education Supplement
I love this book! Name-calling, finger-pointing and factually fascinating, it seems set to throw a giant spanner into the plans of man-pleasers, woman-haters and other assorted sad-sack seat-sniffers who put around the lie that feminism is no longer needed.”
- Julie Burchill