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06 March 2018 / Allison Plager
Issue: 4638 / Categories: Comment & Analysis

Monstrous regimen of women


  • Take ownership of your career.
  • Take advantage of a mentor in or outside your firm.
  • Do not let others hold you back – believe in yourself.
  • Be prepared to accept help and help those who follow you.

It is 460 years since John Knox the Scottish Protestant reformer wrote his pamphlet The First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regimen of Women in which he railed against rule by female monarchs in particular Roman Catholic ones – Mary Tudor and Mary Stuart. In the years since women have fought to win the right to vote be allowed to continue to work after marriage be paid the same as men for doing the same job and be afforded the same opportunities. Yet even in 2018 ...

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