Last week’s Thursday Thoughts post stirred up quite a discussion around these parts. I was ecstatic that so many intelligent and articulate ladies stood up to the plate to sound off on their take on feminism. I had some awesome moments of insight e-mailing back and forth with a handful of bloggers who all had an opinion to share.
Somehow or another, most of the conversations took a similar turn. Our words revolved less around feminism, per se and more about gender equality in general. I feel as though it’s equally unjust for a woman to be deprived of her full potential by the corporate glass ceiling as it is for a man to feel emasculated for choosing to be a Stay-at-Home-Dad. Nor do I think a woman should be chastised for choosing to be a homemaker. I simply want to live in a world where no one is limited in their pursuits simply because of these odd social norms we abide by.
Who decided women have to be the ones to cook and clean? Who decided that only men are capable of physical labor?
The good news is, I was so encouraged when multiple ladies shared with me that their father or a member of their family chose to stay home with their children. It illustrated to me that although we have a ways to go our society is moving in a more equal and free direction. Power to the people!
Sound off- what are your thoughts on gender equality?