Kat Banyard is the author of The Equality Illusion and says the world is not moving to a post-feminist era but rather the same issues of economic and social empowerment for women still need to be fought.
She says the sex industry holds women as having "lesser value" than men and rejects the view that we live in a post feminist age.
So is genuine equality a distant dream? Kat Banyard talks to Zeinab Badawi.
You can watch the full interview on Monday 1st November 2010 on BBC World News at 0330, 0830, 1530 and 2030 GMT and on BBC News Channel at 0430 and 2330 BST.