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Feminism and Gender Equity.

15 March, 2011

This is how I finished part five of my posts on Patriarchy”

What did/do women want? To be equally valued and equally free to make decisions for themselves. Society and religion still stand in the way of most women. Women also stand in the way of other women, depending on their own social mores and religious upbringing to criticize and demean other women for their choices. Many women have achieved independence and success in their careers. Many have achieved independence and success in their marriage. But there is still much unhappiness about the pace at which this has been accomplished.

I had intended to come back to the subject before my “real” life interfered again.  Today, when I discovered this post at Forbes, I thought I would let it raise some of the issues I’d meant to discuss.  It seems that women are beginning to realize that “equality” does not mean we all think or act alike; rather it means that we are free to pursue our own dreams in whichever direction they lead us.  Not every woman needs to burn her bra nor “break a glass ceiling” to feel empowered.

Thank you to Lisa Quast for writing about the research and to Dr. Hakim for publishing it.  You can download the report at the Forbes site.


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