Robert Fulford: How feminism changed the world
With the 100th International Women’s Day upon on us, this is surely the moment to acknowledge that feminists have fundamentally changed society throughout the democracies of the West. And changed it much for the better.
Barbara Kay: How Sarah Palin kneecapped feminism
The feminist revolution began as a necessary reform movement, but unfortunately evolved into a marxism-imbued, revolutionary one. Second-wave feminism’s focus soon shifted from women’s equal rights (which are limited to those defined by law) to women’s interests (which are limitless), as perceived through a victim’s lens.
Tasha Kheiriddin: Feminism’s second-wave hangover
The status of Western women today is still at odds with our aspirations, but in a different way. Instead of being liberated to do what we want, women now are not only free — but expected — to do everything, want it or not. Bring home the bacon, fry it up, drive the kids to soccer, and clean the house. We have become the harried Econowives of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale — or, increasingly, econo single mothers. At the same time, fewer women are having children, some by choice, but more by failure to find a mate, or to mate in time.
Photo: British musicians V.V Brown (L), Annie Lennox (2nd L), Paloma Faith (3rd R), Speech Debelle (2nd R), Emmy the Great (R) and British television presenter, Gaby Roslin (3rd L), pose for photographers with a birthday cake to mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day in London, on March 8, 2011. Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images)