IT is entirely fitting that we have been celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage.

It is perhaps also fitting that Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister, has, in a time of scarce public resources, created a fund to encourage and support yet more women into politics (“£500,000 for women leaders of tomorrow”, The Herald, February 6).

Nevertheless it must also certainly be time to tackle the most fundamental inequality of all – the huge disparity between the life expectancy of men and women.

There can, surely, be no more basic injustice than the fact that women will live significantly longer 100 hundred years or so ago. However, it is a safe bet that the absence of wailing pressure groups and persistent activism will ensure that in another 100 years or so nothing will have changed in this particular respect.

Ian Graham,

6 Lachlan Crescent, Erskine.