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Is Equality an Illusion?

As we plunk ourselves in front of our televisions and watch our women athletes skate, ski, snowboard, dance, luge–I can’t help but think we’ve made it pretty far. Women have come a long way, even since our mother’s generation. But then, the thought fades as I remember the valient effort by female Canadian ski jumpers who fought all the way to the Supreme Court in an attempt to be included with the men.

Jessica Valenti has an excellent piece in the Washington Post about equality in America. She argues that there is an “appearance of equality” that covertly makes us think that women have “made it”.

Do you think we’ve “made it” ?

It’s worth a read.