At times, it feels as though Pryce is addressing a very particular audience: white working women who feel that their identity as women means that they are undervalued in a system that otherwise works quite well for them. Little space is given over to an analysis of how many of these women themselves benefit from the exploitation of women, particularly women of colour. How many outsource domestic labour to other women, who are paid less than they deserve? How many run companies whose profits are derived from the exploitation of female workers?
However, for policymakers, directors and women wondering what they can do to fight back, this is a fantastic book. My daughter told me a couple of years ago that when she grows up she wants to be a fairy princess. If that doesn’t work out, then I hope government and business have adopted some more of the policies that Pryce argues for by then. It will help ensure that whatever she wants to do she won’t be held back by the discrimination that Pryce shows is endemi