It’s not fair!

Why the fairness bandwagon is bad for women…

jane fae
8 min readMar 31, 2024

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Adapted from Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix (1830): Public domain

Fairness is one of those things, like motherhood and apple pie, that no-one can be against. Right! Right? Unless, of course you are allergic to apples. But that’s a whole different tarte tatin.

Like all clichés, there is a grain of truth here. Also, much flummery. Snake oil, too. Because ‘fairness’ is at best a difficult concept. At

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jane fae

Feminist, writer, campaigner on political and sexual liberty who also knows a bit about IT, the law and policing. Not entirely serious…