'Girlboss' is a sexist Trojan horse. It appears to raise women up, to carve out space for us in a working world still too crowded with men. But in reality it denies us agency, it diminishes us and denigrates our authority.
Have you ever heard a male worker referred to as a #boyboss? No. That's because men's power in the workplace is still the default. It's the status quo and anything a woman does is still an exception, an anomaly.
A marketable form of feminism – like girlboss culture – which sells hollow empowerment instead of highlighting the less palatable facts of life for working women – unaffordable childcare, zero-hour contracts, sexual harassment, gender discrimination – is not really feminism at all.
2. Equal educational and job opportunities
3. Free contraception and abortion on demand
4. Free 24-hour nurseries