What Ever Happened to the Women’s Movement?
As a 55 year old woman who has never been married by choice but having a few long term relationships with men, I’ve often been treated like an outcast, someone to pity or someone who must have something wrong with her to have never chosen marriage and children like the rest of “normal” society. To the contrary, my happiest, most successful and accomplished times in life have been on my own.
The time for society to accept and support the single lifestyle is way overdue! Acceptance and support of the single lifestyle, in contrast to societal expectations, will take the pressure off younger women by abating the “old maid” fallacy, for which there has never been a male counterpart.
Receiving news this morning about your Web site is a breath of fresh air. I was also very happy to see names like John Gray and Dr. Keith Ablow on the Advisory Committee as I’m long time fans of both these brilliant men.
As a women’s liberation activist, from the 70’s to present, it has been disappointing to witness a younger generation’s apathy toward the women’s movement; although it is understandable that a group who has not been affected by prejudice as we middle aged women were, does not see the importance of carrying the movement on. I see this Web site as a way to pick up the pieces and move forward. Single Minded Women can have an exceptionally strong voice today, and I hope this Web site will be a vehicle for change that will involve all generations.
Thank you for the start of something very powerful! I’m definitely on board!
Thank you Linda for sharing your views and for your support of SingleMindedWomen.com.
You pose an interesting question; “Is the women’s movement dead here is this country?” We’ve come a long way since the 70’s but in some ways, we still have a long way to go. This is evident in the discrepancies in salaries, job opportunities and other rights we continue to debate on a regular basis.
At SingleMindedWomen.com, we are trying hard to remove that stigma associated with being single. Thank you Linda for letting us know we are on the right track!
Allison O’Connor, Co-Founder