When it comes to GCSEs women, in the past 5 years, have done 8.8% better than men- 73% of women get A*-C grades whereas 64% of men get A*-C grades. In 2010, 2011 and 2012 55% of women went to university whilst only 45% of men attended. These percentages are still the same today. However, equality in the workplace is still a major issue in today's society, but why ? Men are not better than women and in the same way women are not better than men - gender is equal, just like race, sexuality and religion. The gender pay gap is at 14%, women are effectively working for free.