The other day this old chestnut popped into my head — ‘Women have come a long way’.

And it suddenly struck me what an absolute bullshit line that is.

It suggests that women, since time immemorial, have been lagging behind. We’ve been so very backward in every area of life and, only just recently, we’ve managed to almost catch up.

Lines like that drive me to the point of insanity. It’s not women who’ve come a long way — it’s societal attitudes.