“Get behind me … woman”
Used to be that women had to respectfully follow our man, keeping a couple of paces behind him. In some places this, thankfully, is no longer an expected practice.
This practice metaphorically has been a ‘women’s lot’ throughout time and throughout the our lifespan. We are behind when it comes to wages equity, employment security and finally superannuation savings (due to work absences), all of this is set to culminate in poverty in our old age.
With life long ‘disadvantage’ we can find ourself not getting access to home ownerhsip. This when coupled with poor savings results in many women facing the prospect of being homeless at a time in our lives when we are the most vulnerable.