is an expert on gender issues, advising public authorities on challenges and solutions. Starting out as a secondary school teacher, Eva’s work has covered all age groups. Her book Dolls and Dungarees is recommended reading for primary school teachers, she has researched the attitudes of teenagers and particularly of teenage boys, has published guidance for schools and colleges on disordered eating and has developed and taught a module on gender for use in universities.
John Edmonds is a trade unionist and specialist in work organisation. Until 2003 John was General Secretary of the 700,000 member GMB trade union where he increased the representation of women throughout the union. He also served as TUC President. More recently John has focused on environmental issues and on a more inclusive system of education and training. He is a Visiting Fellow at King’s College, London, studying labour markets and gender equality.
This is the second book that Eva and John have written together. Their earlier book, Man-Made: Why so few women are in positions of power, was published in 2015.