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Be bullish about investing in women, and … be better at everything

Leszek J. Sibilski's picture

“You make me proud to spell my name W-O-M-A-N.” Maya Angelou
 
On the morning of June 14, 2016, I found myself surrounded by 5,000 women as part of the first day of the first United State of Women Summit convened by The White House at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The #StateofWomen movement brought together activists from all 50 US states and from around the world. The Summit was a result of President Obama’s establishment of the White House Council on Women and Girls, which was initiated seven and a half years ago.
 
The two-day gathering focused on key gender equality issues including economic empowerment, health and wellness, educational opportunities, violence against women, entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as leadership and civic engagement. Participants had the opportunity to celebrate their achievements and to be inspired to meet the challenges yet to come. The stimulating plenary sessions were mixed with solutions seminars, entertainment, and exhibitions. The Summit  featured speakers such as First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Nancy Pelosi, Kerry Washington, Patricia Arquette, Tory Burch, and Shonda Rhimes among many others. The MCs of the Summit were two very powerful women’s right advocates: Valerie Jarrett and Tina Tchen. The stimulating plenary sessions were mixed with solutions seminars, entertainment, and exhibitions. 

The United State of Women

I was honored to attend this historic assembly particularly as there were probably only a few dozen men invited, excluding the secret service detail and support services. But I was in very powerful company: President Barack Obama, the Vice-President Joseph Biden and Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO Berkshire Hathaway. 
 
One might wonder how it happened that I was nominated to attend this remarkable event as a change maker? Although I am a sociologist by training and passion and preach social justice and equality to my students every day, I am a latecomer to the gender equality part of my discipline. It took me a long time to be inspired and the right person to enlighten me.
 
This was Canadian Sarah Marchildon whom I met on a World Bank mission during the 2013 Convention of the Parties (COP 19) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. On the last night of our trip we got together for a friendly dinner with our colleagues. Sarah mentioned a project – the bamboo bicycles and female entrepreneurship in Ghana – she had been working on as part of the UN’s Momentum for Change initiative. As I exchanged a quick look from one of my more ‘macho’ colleagues, Sarah held her ground and I started to feel embarrassed. Returning home, I began to pay more attention to gender equality issues by reading, writing and lecturing more on the topic. Sarah became one of my mentors; we all need a person who is going to change the course of our opinions more by a good example rather than by a fight or argument.
 
So, my participation in the Summit was a tribute to women like Sarah; they are the real changemakers. I now extensively teach, read, and write about gender parity; however, I have not forgotten about my own gender. I am the one who constantly reminds our global community that every year on November 19 there is a very important holiday to celebrate: The International Men's Day!  
 
At the White House Summit Vice-President Joseph Biden spoke on the worldwide violence against women or as he called it “the cardinal sin of all sins”: Writing the Violence Against Women Act has been one of my proudest accomplishments. And I know that the particular blend of intellectual horsepower and passion in this room today can only mean one thing: Good things will happen. Change is coming.”
 
Warren Buffett reminded everyone that he is still bullish ... on women of the article he wrote his article for Forbes Magazine where he stated that women are key to America’s prosperity. 
 
The highlight of the day was the sparkling speech made by Barack Obama who was enthusiastically received by the audience.  At one point he stated: “I may be a little grayer than I was eight years ago, but this is what a feminist looks like.” And then he added: “Of course in my household there’s no choice,” to a room full of laughter. Later on he added that America isn’t just about the Benjamins, “it’s about the Tubmans, too.”

The President's comments on culture perpetuating sexism made a very powerful impression on the audience:If we are going to truly change our policies and our politics, then we’re also going to have to change… something else. We’re going to have to change the way we see ourselves and this is happening already, but I want us to be more intentional about it... The emotional, sexual and psychological stereotyping of females begin when the doctor says it’s a girl… and that has consequences for all of us … — whether we’re men or women, black, white, straight, gay, transgender or otherwise.”
 
As a sociologist and former reporter, I look for sideline stuff to write about. On this occasion, I was fascinated by the all-gender restrooms, which for me was a novelty. Due to the high number of females, the organizers were forced to look for this logistical solution that in the end was an amazing social experiment besides being a physiological necessity. Waiting in a long line was a very humbling moment, but the rotations inside the restroom were done seamlessly with full respect for both sides. Perhaps all-gender restrooms should be implemented at other venues and events around the world?
 
On a personal level, I received very warm and sincere thanks from the women present. I wonder if we men would have behaved the same way seeing women at a summit for men? I truly hope so, because the bar has been raised very high. At the end of the summit, Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey deliberated about what message the present men should leave with. They both decided, with total agreement from the audience: BE BETTER AT EVERTHING! Be better husbands, be better fathers, be better employers! They all agreed that involving boys and men is critical for the well-being of girls and women in the near and distant future.
 
 
 
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Submitted by Ernest Williams on

I am a 20 year old man and I believe it is very important that we support our women 1000%. If not, the true equality of women can not come to its goal because too many men aren't willing enough to sit their pride down and realize that women are our partners not our servants at home. I agree with the title of this article we need to be bullish, strong, and passionate for the equality of our women

Submitted by Arash Kamali on

Women are important in our society. Every woman has her own job or duty in this modern society in which men are unfortunately still the 'strongest gender'.Women will always be important to society because they bring a sense of love, and emotion, and for this reason at least, society should start considering their situation more carefully. I am convinced that women are very important for our society, because I believe all humans are just the same. Gender is just about the way we look. All the people have the same rights and all the people can learn the same skills or do the same things and so on. There is no superior or inferior person. We are all the same, so to consider that women are not as good as men is very wrong.
We are all humans, so we all have the same role in the society and it’s up to us to do our job. Women can not be inferior just because they’re not men. They can do whatever a man can do. If they can control their actions, just like men, then they can act the same as them.

Submitted by Charles Chang on

I am currently a male college student at Montgomey College. I am a business major aspiring to run a business. I thought this post was interesting. Woman and Men do make a difference in our society but, I believe that the roles should be spread out so that we can work as a team. Men are physically stronger than women for a reason. We were born this way and our bodies tend to withold more than women do. Women are very caring and are more mentally stable than men are. I'm not promoting any type of sexist belief but I do encourage that we naturally do better in our specific roles in today's society.

Submitted by Erick on

What it honor it would be to be one of few men in an event specified for women. The president is a great man to talk about women, he has a wife and two daughters. I have two sisters and I love them both, the only difference between them is age, they are exactly the same. Women are so powerful and strong, I hope to find a wife someday.

Submitted by Kevin N on

My name is Kevin N. I have seen multiple issues where gender equality brings such turnouts. Some are good, some are bad, and etc. There are multiple ways to bring changes to resolve this issue but who knows if it's going to bring it to an end. But I'm grateful for what women have done for me in my life. Especially my mother as she's hardworking, determined, and most importantly, loving. She has done so much for me in my life and I appreciate it with all my heart. Teaching us to be better people can make a change for the better. In everyone's lives and etc. Change is good.

Submitted by Azmira on

Women are one of the biggest part of our society . We can make difference by respecting them and giving them opportunities. This article is an inspirational article to make us think about women again . I hope one day women will be treated equaly in each part of our world .

Submitted by Ariel Merali on

I am a women, I am a daughter, I am a god parent, I am a sister. After reading this powerful article on women I'm glad to see someone honor and see how someone truly cares about women. Most guys need to honor women and see the sacrifice and hard work that women does. It all started from a women. Without women none would be In this world

Submitted by Jollen Kazadi Monga on

My name is jollen i am from Congo and I am a single women! les hommes doivent respect et donner la valeur aux femme parceque sens les femmes le monde n est devais pas existe. les femmes a le pouvoir en tout.Par example, je prefere mon pere voyoger que ma mere because if my mom is home I feel securit.

Submitted by Melissa Martinez on

The topic of inequalities within men and women is about the same level as the topic of racism. Activists keep trying to fix it or make it better, yet it sales ha seem to be present. For example, even though they have improve on the workplace inequalities, women are still getting underestimated. They would get pay less for doing the same exact job as a male. They won't be offered that among opportunities or promotions because many still don't views us as the leaders of tomorrow, which believe me, we will be. We will conquer all and everything.

Submitted by Sarai V. on

I agree, women are at the epicenter of everything and are crucial for any form of society to exist. I feel as if the author of this article is a little late on the train but his efforts are appreciated. Yes, men are important but not as important as women. Women are better than men and it is about time for people to realize this.

Submitted by Firdavs Kurbanov on

Women are the most important part of our society. In my opinion, the backwardness of women especially in rural areas is one of the significant contributors to poverty, unplanned family sizes, poor health, hunger etc. In countries such as Bangladesh and India, women are looked at more as child bearers, its no wonder there is lack of opportunity to get exposed to a more sophisticated way of living and making money. Equality between women and men, and girls and boys, is crucial to achieving sustainable development and meeting internationally agreed goals.

Submitted by Catherine Spencer on

As a young woman, I am so blessed to have been born in a relatively "gender equal" society compared to other places around the world but we still need more change. With all of the conflict that is surrounding our world today, we need to boost women to speak out about change and love. Love and respect is the only thing that can stop the hate and the hurt we are all facing. Men must push their mother, wife, and daughters to be their best selves and to be the change the world we need!

Submitted by Princess Asadu on

I am a students at montgomery college, after reading this article I totally agree that women are very important in society. If we have an understanding that women are precious and something we cannot miss out on. I feel as though as a women myself , that we have so much potential and the opportunity is not simply given to us very easily. If men and women team up then maybe we can finnaly put an end to a lot of issues in society. Especially equally in terms of race and ethnic groups

Submitted by Pasang tamang on

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.

Submitted by Mamata on

I am a 20 years old girl.I am really thankful to DR.Sibilski for writing such powerful words towards women.As we see in our life,women plays a huge role in our family,society and the nation.Women are powerful.They handle every situation in a positive way.Their love is infinity with pure heart.As I see my mother and grandmother in my home,I always surprised by seeing how they handle everything;work,household,etc.In the present day,now they have given so many opportunity compared to the past.I am happy to read this article.This article motivates me.

Submitted by Cesar Riveiro on

I'm a man, my name is Cesar Riveiro. I'm a 20 yr old student at Montgomery College, and I'm currently pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. As we all know, Engineering isn't a field that is most attractive for women, however I think this idea is due to men being so sexist all the time. In my opinion, women are most of the time more advanced in the sense of being more mature. All the women I've met while studying at Montgomery College, they have been the best students in my class. They always were the ones who were getting A's on every quiz, on every assignment. My point is, women have a great potential that hasn't been exploited yet. I think that they should be able to succeed and be better than most man ever deserve to be. As we all know, love towards our mothers is incomparable to any other love. I really like the idea of women coming to Engineering, it will be great for the future as they are a very important factor to our society's future success. Finally, I agree that men should be better on everything, after all that's what all of our mothers would want us to do.

Submitted by Alexa Quito on

Yes, both men and women are very important to the progression of gender equality. Norms have changed and this is one of the unstoppable forces that will be driven into our modern day society. It's true that in certain subjects women can be underestimated and stereotyped. I work at a smoothie shop. One day as I was making a smoothie for a guest in the store and from the corner of my eye I saw him point at me and told his buddy, "this is all woman are good for." Sad, yes. But I know there are others with his same opinion. On the other hand, I also know there are many who are ready to rebuke what he had said. The growing support for women nowadays is profound and I am excited to see what lies ahead in the future.

Submitted by Mungunchimeg Togtnol on

I am originally from Mongolia and a woman. This topic connects me with my grandmothers, mother, sisters, friends, & nieces. My mother is a wonderful woman, mother, and mentor. She taught me how to respect others, be generous & helpful. Without her love I would not be survive. Her kindness, smart advise helped me to overcome barriers and stay strong in my life.

Submitted by Tamanna Jamshed on

When I was in pre-teen,I often fight with my some male friends about women is equal to men,there is nothing which a woman cannot do. Some people do not appreciate women greatly, but the fact is that women is the best creature of the God.
A women is a mother,daughter, wife and in every role they are doing awesome work.

Submitted by Nischay on

This is an interesting article on women. Women is an important part in one's life. Its hard to imagine life without women in my life. My mom, the first woman in my life plays an important role. We should stop violence against women and to give them equal opportunity as men has in society.

Submitted by Ashley Pajuelo on

The article talks about something very important that our society needs to already get on board with, feminism! Feminism is not hating on the other sex, or disliking your own sex but believing in equality. Society and even the world can only set themselves back if they don't realize the importance of women. I can not emphasize enough the value that women bring to society and our world and even begin to express the importance of immersing men and women together. There are so many great women everyone is going to be influenced by in their lives. Support great women in our world, support your mother, your sister, that teacher from second grade, and women striving to be part of this world.

Submitted by Alan Nguyen on

My name is Alan Nguyen and I am a male college student currently attending Univeristy of Maryland. I agree that we should be bullish investing in women. There have been many women who have done so much for society and had huge positive contributions from their work. A prime example is Michelle Obama who has done many thing such as advocating on behalf of military families, helping working women balance career and family, encouraging national service, and promoting the arts and arts education. She especially puts a strong emphasis on supporting military families. I agree with the quote Obama said in this article that we need to change something if we want to change our policies and politics. For example, we often portray women in negative stereotypes and see many of the negatives and faults in women. We should change our views and perception on women. If we respect and understand our women, then we will be able to change society's view on women. We need to change ourselves and our beliefs if we want to help women.

Submitted by Vanesa on

The story where Sarah Machildon stood firm on her belief of the bamboo and female entrepreneurship project in Ghana (which is part of the UN's momentum for change initiative) really caught my attention because she showed strength in how every woman should be. I think that woman have the power to change the world. I'm a single woman and I often get comments like you are such a feminist, not to mention I work at a store for woman created by woman. Just to think how far we can get by standing your ground. We can be excellent leaders and mentors, but we have to start and opening doors. This goes for men too start opening opening doors for greatness! We have the capability to make the world a better place.

Submitted by Josephine on

Women are an important element of our Society. And i am glace that the modern society has started recognizing that. Women have aspirations, and potential like men so they should also be given the opportunities to develop their faculties and to express them according to their own choice. Women can help the society in various ways. They can engage in social activities and work for the betterment of the society. So it is time to stop pushing women and their dreams to the side because we all need each other to make this society better

Submitted by Sheran fernando on

It is really great to see how far women has come and their great achievements. Thier accomplishments have proved that they are no more less than men and what they are capable of. However I could imagine how great it would have been to be a part of a summit speeches given by great women such as First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Nancy Pelosi, Kerry Washington, Patricia Arquette, Tory Burch, and Shonda Rhimes among many others. The MCs of the Summit were two very powerful women’

Submitted by Maryam Rajaei on

Great article! As an Iranian woman who has been married for 27 years, i can not say enough how important it is to make this world a better place by making sure all women in this world have equal opportunities. Each one of us, it does not matter what gender, are responsible to make this world a better place.

Submitted by Domonique Felicia on

Congratulations on your opportunity speaking to 5,000 women at the White House. That is a wonderful expiernece to be invited to this event and to talk about the importance of women in this society. For many years women have strived for gaining equality with men. Women have been held back and their opportunities has been taken away. I'm glad to see bold women take a risk and stand for their achievements and didn't let no male get in the way or stop them.

Submitted by Ismaelle Brunache on

I believe that women should be treated equally and feminism is what is slowly accomplishing this. Feminism is beneficial to all women, men and their families because it allows mothers, daughters, sisters,women etc. To have equal opportunity in life to achieve all they can without being discriminated because of their sex. I witness unequally everyday at my work place during pay day men in my department gets way more money then I do when I've been working there longer, and put my effort and care into my job.

Submitted by Maija Ibanez on

It is a human right to treat each other equally around you it doesn't matter if your a male or female. Men and Women should both recieve the same oppurtunites and privilege in today society. The power of feminism helps women to accomplish this task of equality. After reading this article I hope other man like yourself can values and respect women. I can see that women have gained some of their independence from a male dominated sociery and women are becoming less dependent on their husband/ spouse and providing support for their family.

Submitted by Keroum Slimani on

Les femmes qui representent plus de la population mondiale doivent prendre toute leur place dans nos sociétés . Elles ont encore beaucoup à y apporter notamment par leur présence aux plus hauts niveaux de décisions.DAsn un monde troublé , elles sont par leur contribution un grand espoir pour qu'il devienne meilleurs pour notre génération et les suivantes.Encourageons les où qu'elles soient et quelque soitt leur domaine d'investissement.

Submitted by Nischay on

यह महिलाओं पर एक दिलचस्प लेख है। महिलाओं को किसी के जीवन में एक महत्वपूर्ण हिस्सा है। मेरे जीवन में महिलाओं के बिना जीवन की कल्पना करना मुश्किल है इसका। मेरी माँ, मेरे जीवन में पहली महिला एक महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाता है। हम महिलाओं के खिलाफ हिंसा बंद कर देना चाहिए और उन्हें समान अवसर देने के लिए के रूप में पुरुषों समाज में है

Submitted by Suleiman Khan on

بما اني مسلم فسكون تعليقي اسلامي. في الاسلام لدينا جنسان فقط. الله خلق الرجل و الامرأة و لا غير ذلك. و لكن مكانة المرأة في الاسلام اعلى من الرجل كما قال النبي عليه السلام ان الجنة تحت اقدام الامهات. انا اوافق المقولة ان المرأة يجب احترامها و تقديرها لانها عمودة المنزل. فهي تربي ابناءنا لتخلق جيل افضل منا. من المؤسف ان امريكا قد ادركت الان ان المرأة تجب احترامها و تقديرها و ان مكانها ليس اقل من الرجل. للرجل مكانه في الاسلام و للمرأة مكانها ايضا. الكل افضل من بعض في مهام مختلفة.

Submitted by Krzysztof on

Bardzo ciekawy temat i zagadnienie - inwestować w Kobietą, ale ....?! Od blisko 150 lat one same próbują nam mężczyzną uzmysłowić, że chcą nie tylko być nam równe pod względem intelektualnym. Chęć dorównania mężczyznom na wielu płaszczyznach przejawiała się w każdym
elemencie życia publicznego. Pierwsze sukcesy to dopuszczenie kobiet do studiowania na uniwersytetach i do oficjalnej pracy naukowej. Catherine Brewer jako pierwsza kobieta w 1840 r. otrzymała dyplom ukończenia studiów wyższych i tytuł bachelor's degree (inaczej licencjat). W 1863 r. Francja dopuściła kobiety do studiowania na uniwersytetach, w 1897 Galicja. Pierwszą wykładowczynią na paryskiej Sorbonie w 1906 r. została polska uczona Maria Skłodowska-Curie. Dwie nagrody Nobla, za wybitne osiągnięcia naukowe, jedynie podkreśliły i
potwierdziły jej wielkość i znaczenie jej pracy. A jak wygląda to współcześnie, widzimy każdego dnia i na każdym kroku, Kobiety są wszędzie i w każdej dziedzinie naszego życia. Oczywiście mam na myśli kraje wysoko rozwinięte, ale i w nich jest jeszcze wiele do zrobienia, chociażby zróżnicowanie płac i stanowisk kierowniczych. Moim zdaniem Kobiety są szansą dla całej ludzkości, wystarczy spojrzeć na świat przyrody i zwierząt, to właśnie samice - matki odgrywają główną rolę nie tylko w przedłużeniu gatunku.....

Submitted by Krzysztof on

To że kobiety odgrywają w naszym życiu bardzo ważną rolę, jest tak oczywiste jak to, że żyjemy i i każdemu z nas dały życie. Jednak ich rola nie kończy się tylko na tym i przez wielki całe. a nawet tysiąclecia próbowały nam to uzmysłowić w różny sposób. W różnych krajach i kulturach świata wyglądało i wygląda to różnie - dowiadujemy się o tym z mediów co jakiś czas. Chęć dorównania mężczyznom na wielu płaszczyznach przejawiała się w każdym
elemencie życia publicznego. Pierwsze sukcesy to dopuszczenie kobiet do studiowania na uniwersytetach i do oficjalnej pracy naukowej. Catherine Brewer jako pierwsza kobieta w 1840 r. otrzymała dyplom ukończenia studiów wyższych i tytuł bachelor's degree (inaczej licencjat). W 1863 r. Francja dopuściła kobiety do studiowania na uniwersytetach, w 1897 Galicja[3]. Pierwszą wykładowczynią na paryskiej Sorbonie w 1906 r. została polska uczona Maria Skłodowska-Curie. Dwie nagrody Nobla, za wybitne osiągnięcia naukowe, jedynie podkreśliły i potwierdziły jej wielkość i znaczenie jej pracy. Współcześnie Kobiety są w każdej dziedzinie naszego życie, oczywiście w krajach wysoko rozwiniętych, ale i tu jeszcze jest wiele do zrobienia, choćby od strony zajmowania kierowniczych stanowisk czy zrównania wynagrodzeń itd., itp.... Inwestujmy w Kobiety, chrońmy je, szanujmy, one są szansą na zmianę podejścia nas wszystkich do otaczającego nas świata.......

Submitted by Yulia on

Мы живем в XXI веке, веке продвинутых технологий, широких возможностей, одним словом в современном мире. И не очень удивительно и трудно слышать новости когда в разных странах женщина подвергается насильственным действиям со стороны мужчин. Под словом насильственные действия я имею ввиду и насилие в прямом смысле этого слова, и ущемление ее прав в любых сферах жизни. Мы-женщины помимо своей основной функции деторождения и сохранения домашнего очага зачастую работаем не покладая рук, чтобы прокормить свою семью. И почему в нашем современном мире существует еще какие-то устаревшие мировоззрение на роль женщины не понятно. Мы - должны быть слабыми, а получается что мы сильнее чем многие мужчины... Хорошая статья - спасибо.

Submitted by Brandon on

Let's celebrate women and men above and beyond international women's day and international men's day. We all deserve this peace.

Submitted by Emile El Ghandour on

Sou uma mulher brasileira, que se identifica muito com esse movimento. Cresci e vivi em uma sociedade machista, aonde se e esperado das mulheres fazer serviço de casa e cuidar dos filhos. Tenho 40anos de idade, e moro nos EUA fazem 20 anos, agora depois de me divorciar do meu marido brasileiro, eu entendo que os meus direitos e igualdades são tao validos quanto os dele. Tenho dois filhos, aos quais eu ensino a igualdade dos sexos.

Submitted by Ioanna Galani on

Ενα υπεροχο αρθρο το οποιο περιεχει σημαντικα μηνυματα οχι μονο για το γυναικειο φυλο αλλα για το ανδρικο. Οι γυναικες εχουν βιωσει ανα τους αιωνες την καταπατηση των ανθρωπινων, των κοινωνικων αλλα και των εργατικων τους δικαιωματων. Στην σημερινη εποχη οι γυναικες εχουν κατακτησει ολα αυτα τα δικαιωματα, αν και ακομα σε καποιες χωρες αυτο δεν υφισταται, πολλες φορες και με την αρωγη των ανδρων. Αυτο αλλωστε αποδεικνυεται απο την συμμετοχη του προεδρου των Ηνωμενων Πολιτειων της Αμερικης, ο οποιος παντα δινει το παρον σε τετοιου ειδους συγκεντρωσεις. Επισης, και το αρθρο σας εκδηλωνει το ενδιαφερον των ανδρων για τα δικαιωματα των γυναικων ανα τον κοσμο, αλλα και ποσες γυναικες διασημες και μη προσπαθουν για την ισοτητα των δυο φυλων.

Submitted by Alicja Rączka on

I am really happy to read the articles just like this one. Thank you, dear author. I am a director in a multiplex cinema in Poland. I reallly work hardm, I create and arrange many special spectacles. I mam also a mother and wife, I work really but I am really motivated to this. My boss is man, a man who beliveses in woman. He said that women are better organised in their jobs, as they are mothers and care about homes, the same is in business, they can and worjk realluy hard because of their nature and they love challenges. I believe that world is changing and I believe that more and more men like and prefer to work with women, I really observe this in my life. What is my dream... I would like to say the world that we must also open or door to disabled women. I really know many of them, I have freinds who work with them. They write, they paint beautiful pictures, the are good in manual works. Maybe sometimes their legs are not so fast, but they have beatufil minds and skills. I hope that future will be their big chance.

Submitted by 한현주 on

한국에 살고 있는 30대 여성입니다. 반나절만에 지구 반대편으로 이동 가능하고, 1초만에 지구 반대편의 소식을 접할 수 있는 요즘, 안타깝게도 여성들에 대한 편견과 불평등은 여전합니다. 많은 선진국에서는 그렇지 않다고, 여성들의 설자리가 많아 졌다고 하지만, 그래도 여전히 저 또한 여성 불평등을 많이 느끼고 있습니다. 이러한 끝없는 모임과 토론이 미국에서 열리는 것에 대해 매우 감사하게 생각하고, 분명 이러한 움직임들로 인해 반드시 변화가 있을 것이라고 생각합니다.

제 아이들이 제 나이가 되었을때쯤은, 분명히 세계적으로 남성 여성간의 평등화가 일반적으로 자리 잡을 것이라고 믿습니다.

Submitted by 한현주 on

한국에 살고 있는 30대 여성입니다.
1초만에 세계 각국의 소식을 들을수 있는 21세기에 안타깝게도 여성에 대한 차별은 여전히 이루어 지고 있습니다. 이러한 모임과 토론이 미국에서 시작되어 매우 반갑게 생각하고, 곧 가까운 미래에 세계적으로 차별받는 여성은 없으리라 생각합니다.

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