Half Of Brits Say Feminism Is Still Needed In The UK In 2023

By Rachael Grealish

Half of Brits have said they think feminism is still needed in the UK in 2023, according to YouGov results published on International Women’s Day.

Although today is March 8, 2023, International Women’s Day many people have said they think the battle for equality is still going strong.

Feminism Is Still Needed In The UK

Feminism in the UK dates back to the 1800s, but according to the survey results, the efforts of feminists are still needed in the UK, according to half of Britons (50 per cent), including 20 per cent who say there’s a great deal of need for feminism in the UK at the moment.

However, less than three in ten Britons believe there’s not very much need (22 per cent) or no need at all (8 per cent) for feminism in this country.

When broken down, these results show women are more likely than men to believe feminism is still needed, at 59 per cent to 41 per cent, with young women most likely to say so – 69 per cent of 18 to 29-year-old women say feminism is needed, compared to 47 per cent of women aged 65 and over.

Men More Likely To Say Equality Has Been Archived

Overall the large majority of Brits agree equality for women and girls has not yet been achieved across several key areas, from home and family life to work, education, media representation, crime and politics.

Education is where the largest proportion of Britons believe equality has already been won – but even then only one-fifth (20 per cent) say so.

Across every measure asked, men are notably more likely than women to say they think equality for women and girls has already been achieved.

The most significant gender gaps are around media representation (24 per cent of men believe equality is achieved compared to 8 per cent of women), education (28 per cent to 13 per cent) and politics (19 per cent to 7 per cent).