Unfotunately, sexism and misogyny have been perpetrated a very long time. It is possible that there was a time when women weren't so objectified, but I can't express to you when. The perils of women's rights in America is a long tale. Women want opportunities to accept the same offers as men yet desire the alternative to object if they so choose. It's not about being equal it's about feeling equal. Women feel shunned in a way, yet they still hold the same feminine reserves they always have. They don't necessarily want to man tanks and plumb ditches, they just want the opportunities for success that men are so often more-privvy to.
I can't understand the viewpoint of this article.
Everyone should be entitled to their peace of mind. If that means letting a woman dig ditches or roll around in the dirty jobs of America - why not let them? Choice is should always be there. I don't like gender roles, it's someone else's paradigm and I just don't care.
What drives a woman to feel so oppressed, is it a lack of social and occupational acknowledgement or is it some radical new stance on "separate but equal," where women can stay separate in rights if they so choose as well as having equal opportunities if they desire.
I'm very unsettled about what the real issue is. There is a lot of contention but why? Are women feeling deprived of opportunity or success?
I personally feel that women have a greater likelihood to be successful in the real world. Why they would care about following the footsteps of a man is beyond me. Women are interesting and shouldn't compare themselves to men anyway.
Perhaps there is something lost on me, being a man. Perhaps no; either way I think that equality is relative this day and age. Civil liberties are endowed, back when women couldn't vote - now that was messed up. Women's suffrage was intense and plain wrong. Same with racism. Wrong. It all comes down to whiny little kids in adult bodies who still cant get over themselves, who still think they are the top cat. I guess they never left that highschool aire behind.