Forty years ago it seemed that women were about to take their rightful place in the world, in parliament, in the church, in the judiciary, in the workplace but open a newspaper and you’ll find that news is still made by men in suits. The female most likely to be seen in the sports pages will be a horse. As soon as girls accept the size, role and shape of adult women, they begin to disappear. With each stage of their lives, as wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, they become less visible. Virtually obliterated are women care home residents. Germaine Greer suggests some strategies for change.