Sunday, March 11, 2012

Question of the Week: Women in the Future

The past few months have seen an almost riotous exploration of women's rights in the United States. According to an article I read in the New York Times, recent polling shows that many moderate and moderate republican women are actually leaving the republican part.

It's an interesting shift as many women feel that the republican party has turned against them in a surreal resurfacing of 1950's ideologies about morality, sexuality and gender essentialism.

Considering that this years hot topic has been women's issues, where do you see it going from here? What will the next few years bring for women? What issues do you think we should be watching for? What can we do to ensure that the female future is a bright and successful one?

For myself, I see the war on women (is that too dramatic?) extending to cover more topics and more legislation. One thing that I have seen that I think is positive, and maybe this is just a side-effect from International Women's Day having been just a few days ago, but I feel like women are pulling together and speaking out more (for instance, just check out this video with the amazing Judi Dench doing a voiceover and Daniel Craig dressed in drag).

So what do you think? Where do we go from here?

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