Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維 (webcowgirl) wrote,
Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維

The state of women, the state of feminism

Maureen McDowd has a great story up on the New York Times right now ... "What's a Modern Girl to Do?" (I've put the article up here in case you're terminally allergic to registering for the Times.) Basically she said - were feminists focusing on the right issues (social equality versus financial equality)? What does it mean that young women today say they're planning on being highly educated and then just letting a man take care of them? Why is it that the better educated/employed a woman is, the less likely she is to be married? Do men really need to feel like they're doing the pursuing? Why wouldn't men want ambitious, independent wives?

I really enjoyed this article and would welcome some discussion of it among my varied, intelligent friends. (As a side note, I liked her fantasy of what life as a grownup would be like - "wearing a gold lamé gown cut on the bias, strolling along Fifth Avenue with my pet leopard." I'd like to do that today.)
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