Fair

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Definition

Fair (adjective): Just; appropriate; equal

Fair (skin, hair): light (skin, hair)

Fairly (good): quite, relatively (good).

Fair in the news

March 8th marks International Women's Day: commemorating unfairness to women annually since 1977.

The only fair thing about injustice is how fairly universal it is.

A history of fairness

70,000 BCE Nomadic men and women enjoy equal status.

12,000 BCE Agricultural Revolution. Women become property, men become bastards.

21st century: Most women can vote, but earn less than men and are disproportionately victims of violence. Unfair enough?
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Definition

Fair (adjective): Just; appropriate; equal

Fair (skin, hair): light (skin, hair)

Fairly (good): quite, relatively (good).

Fair in the news

March 8th marks International Women's Day: commemorating unfairness to women annually since 1977.

The only fair thing about injustice is how fairly universal it is.

A history of fairness

70,000 BCE Nomadic men and women enjoy equal status.

12,000 BCE Agricultural Revolution. Women become property, men become bastards.

21st century: Most women can vote, but earn less than men and are disproportionately victims of violence. Unfair enough?

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