Sunday, March 17, 2013

The New Feminism

There has been so much blather written this month around the writing and actions of Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook and Marissa Mayer of Yahoo that it's hard to scrape down through it to get to the heart of the matter, which may be, for a better phrase: Whither feminism? I think the most interesting piece I've read is by Kathleen McCartney, soon-to-be president of all-women Smith College.
We understand sexism when it's explicit—unequal pay for equal work—but we haven't acknowledged gendered cultural biases surrounding parenthood. Our implicit biases limit the aspirations of men and women alike.
Fascinating to think that the future of "feminism" may consist of a refusal to frame everything in gender-linked terms.

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