In Summary
  • Let me say here that I am still on the gender equality bandwagon.
  • I am still that pesky feminist.

I came under fire two weeks ago for a piece I wrote about women becoming objects of shame after casual sex encounters while men come out unscathed. Some readers felt that by admitting that this is how things are, I was betraying feminism.

Let me say here that I am still on the gender equality bandwagon. I am still that pesky feminist. I however believe that it will take so much more than highlighting our unconscious gender biases or even eliminating them to get here.

Is gender equality an achievable dream? Yes. But is it within reach in the foreseeable future? No. This is the truth and saying it does not mean that I have suddenly flipped sides and that I’m now rooting for the downfall of the woman.

I had a group of children over this holiday season and I observed, in horror, how the girls wanted to, even offered to spread beds, pick up after and even prepare meals for the boys.

DEEP-RUNNING MESSAGES OF BIAS

The boys mostly were content just sitting in front of the television. It’s sad how deep-running these messages of bias are.

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