Some women cannot vote because it is too dangerous for them to sign up to the electoral register: retaining anonymity when signing up to the Electoral Register is complicated - and, in some instances, impossible.
Just last week, when talking about The Masters, a man said to me "you know The Masters isn't the only golf major of the year?". This stumped me. Not because I didn't know this fact, but because he felt the need to tell me this.
Many of these female role models aren't just blending in with the status quo. They are spearheading a different style of leadership. This was neatly embodied in an image from the latest BBC General Election debate, when the three female party leaders hugged at the end of the event.
Petiteness does come with its advantages, some of which include: being able to squeeze into kid's clothes and shoes, fitting into the tiniest of areas on a crammed tube train and getting awesome stuff in the sales because it fits nobody else. But, at the ripe old age of 23, I'm starting to believe that the pros are definitely outweighed by the cons. Here are a handful of 'em...
It was always going to draw a few funny looks - sitting on a crowded train reading an article titled "10 steps to a better orgasm". I mean, I'm a guy - what on earth was I doing reading this? I can only assume my fellow passengers concluded I was bored and had grabbed a discarded magazine or was conducting some sort of research for the bedroom.
I'VE made so many mistakes in my life, I've lost count. I've cried so many times, I'm amazed I have any tears left. But yet I still wouldn't change any of it for the world. Here are my ten greatest mistakes, that I've made as a woman (to date) and all that they have taught me.
I want to see a fair representation of realistic bodies for all women so girls and women all over the country can see someone who looks like them and make them feel not only more normal but possibly beautiful as well.
We have arrived: exhausted, broken, alive, and relieved. After twenty two days at sea, Team SCA finally arrived in Itajai, Brazil. An emotionally overwhelming moment mixed with relief, excitement, and a tinge of sadness.
When everything happened it was wet, brutal and cold and we were surfing down the swell in 20 to 25 knots. We were happily speeding along when we had a few small wipe outs. I looked out at the girls on deck - they were struggling, scared, and you could literally cut the tension with a knife...
It was an unseasonably cold morning on the riverside. My colleagues were huddled in a tight formation, shuffling against the breeze. I had asked them to come in 'work clothes' but for office workers this had little meaning.
It was a long road to equality even once Oxbridge allowed women to race - descriptions of women rowing as "unnatural", being asked to pose in towels and financial difficulties were just a few of the hurdles. So how did we finally get to this point?
Of course being a mother is a fantastic achievement, and carrying and raising nine children is no mean feat. But, at this moment, the fact that she is a mother-of-nine is almost completely irrelevant, while her contribution to women's rowing, her position as a CEO of an investment company and all round kick-ass woman is what BBC Sport should really be being championed.
I have strong feminist views simply because I don't understand why, in 2015, when you can do things like print out a spare pair of kidneys, or have your Amazon delivery float through the sky into your lap, women still aren't equal in our society.
When asked, only seven per cent of parents said that they would encourage their girls to be engineers - despite the fact that girls show an active interest in STEM subjects from an early age. Could it be that parents are limiting their children's future career choices through outdated perceptions of the jobs they think girls and boys are interested in?
Let's forget about the economy for a moment. What if we ranked countries by people's wellbeing instead of Gross Domestic Product? The question seems o...
From one great adventure after another in one of the most remote places on earth, leg five has been hard work from day one. While it's been tough, it's also been incredibly rewarding - especially when it boils down to team achievement.