My very new friend, Philip Greenspun, has a post on his blog today, saying:
Women have seemingly achieved most of the goals of the folks in the 1960s who called themselves "feminists." Women can work 24/7. Women can vote (for the white male of their choice, at least in the last few presidential elections). Women can get abortions without having to travel beyond their home state. Women constitute close to 50 percent of the young folks training for and holding jobs that are actually worth having (e.g., medical doctor).
And I could only think of about 7,324 things that I'm still thinking I'd like to change, and am actively working to change, as a woman in our society, starting with equal pay for equal work, the fact that only 7 of the Fortune 500 companies have women CEO's, and myriad other enormous issues.
And I would like to see a woman be President of the United States.
And I'm delighted to say that the women's right to vote passed in this country long before the 1960's. The Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution was passed by Congress on June 4, 1919 and ratified August 18, 1920.
Any other women and men out there who think of themselves as feminists want to say what they're thinking about in 2005?