Originally published in The Conversation, December 23, 2016 8.35 pm AEDT
2016: a very bad year for women
Reader in Modern History, University of Sheffield
Julie Gottlieb does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond the academic appointment above.
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On balance, 2016 was a year of highs and lows for women. The lows, however, have been of the “how-low-can-you-go” …