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On Being a Woman – Valued, Part 2
I don’t think there are any easy answers to the questions you ask. A friend and I were discussing how grateful we are to at least live in a democratic society, even though it seems we still have to fight for all the rights we fought so hard to gain. It’s discouraging, but at least we can make our voices heard, as you so eloquently do in your post.
Thanks for the comment, Angela. And yes, we women can and should be grateful to be alive in this country at this time! I may occasionally seem strident, but I truly do feel grateful, every morning as I’m eating breakfast, and every evening when I lie down to bed. I know how lucky I am to have lived my life, just as it is and as it has been. Still, there’s no harm in trying to awaken both women and men to issues and inequities that persist, nor in trying to raise the esteem of women.
Such an interesting point you made about how women tend to kind of cow tow to the stereotype. It is strange how we often want total respect but a lot of our actions (the makeup, the fuss over appearance) seem steaped in insecurity!
Tori, isn’t that the truth!!
Insightful. What’s interesting is that women are actually starting to replace men in the higher up positions…
Thanks, Sandra. And yes, women are actually attaining higher positions in business and government. But their pay is usually less than men’s, even at that. Check out income of CEOs and CFOs etc. in business pages of any stocks you might own. Women may be economic bargains, but their presence in the higher eschelons of a company usually correlates with better management and corporate income.
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