Glass Ceiling

Equality Stalls in Britain

So much for girl power. The Sex and Power 2011 report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission shows that in 27 job categories and 26,000 powerful posts, more than 5,400 women were missing. There were startling drops for women employed as government cabinet members, local council leaders, and editors of national newspapers as well. And while British women are more educated than ever before, the report notes that progress toward equality is not only “tortuously slow” but also continuously “stalls or even reverses.”