Women and girls have come a long way, but not nearly far enough

By Natasha Stott Despoja
Updated October 28 2019 - 10:07pm, first published October 11 2019 - 4:00am

A fortnight ago, a girl's voice stopped the world. In her compelling address to the United Nations, Greta Thunberg was the essence of "girl power". Yet her treatment was a stark reminder of the scrutiny to which women, including young women and girls, are subjected in public life.

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