Friday, November 4, 2011

Sexist Succession

When David Cameron announced Britain's intention to scrap centuries-old laws requiring older sisters to defer to younger brothers in inheriting the British throne, he called the practice "sexist."

As veterans of the 1970's women's movement that coined that word, we are glad to hear a powerful male acknowledge and use that term in an important international speech.

The equality of men and women has come a long way. Sexism does still exist, of course, and the more we call it what it is, the faster true fairness will be realized.