This year marks a century since women were granted voting rights. A lot has happened under the banner of equality since that date, however, the recent news about pay inequality concerning former news editor Carrie Gracie shows that there is still a long way to go – even a century later.
Ms Gracie is a Scottish journalist who was employed by the BBC in a career that spanned three decades, latterly as the China editor for BBC News. Ms Gracie recently resigned from her post citing ‘gender pay discrimination for international news editors’ on discovering the substantial gap between her pay and that of her male counterparts. An Early Day Motion on the matter of pay inequality has been proposed during the first week of this year’s Parliament by the honourable Member for Cardiff Central, Jo Stevens.