Wendy McCarthy on the Gains of Feminism
As the final speaker in the Feminism Has Failed debate is Wendy McCarthy, we’ve definitely saved the best for last. McCarthy sees feminism as one of the most powerful movements of the last 40 years. Not in the boardroom as Stephen Mayne would have it, but where it matters in health and education of millions of women.
She discusses abortion in the 1960s as potentially fatal. “In my own experience, to get an abortion required furtive phone calls, 63 guineas (a large amount of money), cops patrolling up and down the road, hoping someone would give you advice when you left…”