Too often, female liberation is presented as a by-product of the West’s male-centric industrialism and innovations, but in her new book, The Sex Factor: How Women Made the West Rich, Victoria Bateman confronts the myth that economics is gender neutral. Bateman argues that the everyday woman underpinned Britain’s – and indeed the West’s – economic rise, acting as creators and thinkers, rather than passive beneficiaries.

Join Bateman as she showcases why women’s rights are integral to producing a democratic and capable state, as well as a successful economy – important factors worth remembering if the West wants to stay ahead.

About The Author

Victoria Bateman

Victoria Bateman is a Fellow and Economics Lecturer at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University and has led calls for a sexual revolution in economics. Victoria uses art and naked protest to challenge the way society judges’ women, and to highlight restrictions on women’s bodily freedoms.