How ‘The New Normal’ Will Shape Women in America’s Economy, Politics, and Culture
What is it that makes us human?
What makes us special?
What does it mean to be human?
These questions are the central questions of the modern feminist movement.
They are the crux of the conversation.
The answer is that we live in a world that has shifted beyond our senses, a world where it is possible to look at a woman and see her as something other than her status as a human being, something separate from her humanity.
This is not an accident.
This reality has been a part of human history since the dawn of time.
It has always been true that we are made of parts, parts that interact.
In a way, women’s bodies and lives have always been connected to the bodies of men.
They have always depended on each other.
This has been true even when it has come to the very core of our being.
But now, it is becoming increasingly clear that this reality has fundamentally changed.
For the past century, feminists have been fighting for the rights of women to determine their own futures, for women to have equal rights and opportunities.
Now we are fighting for these same rights to be guaranteed for men, even if it means that our bodies, our lives, our childrens futures depend on men.
And this is a fight that has to be won, not just for the women’s movement, but for all women.
If we can achieve these rights, then the fight for gender equality is not only a matter of women’s equality, it will also be a matter that the entire human race is prepared to take up.
The struggle for equality has been around for centuries.
But we have never seen the full implications of our efforts before.
The battle for gender parity in society is a struggle for human dignity, a struggle to ensure that all of us have equal opportunities, and that all men and women are afforded the same opportunity.
This fight has to begin now, not in a distant future.
It must be fought today, in the very moment when we face a threat to our very existence as a species.
For women to become truly equal, we must fight to ensure equality for all.
The truth is that, at the moment, women are fighting to prove that they are worthy of equality.
In an increasingly hostile and violent world, we are facing a crisis in our ability to achieve equality for women.
We must confront this crisis head on.
This requires us to reevaluate the way we think about equality.
We need to acknowledge that we cannot achieve equality by changing our minds.
We cannot achieve parity by denying women their rights.
We can achieve equality only by acknowledging that we need to fight to make sure that women have equal opportunity and equal respect.
And we must recognize that we must always fight to guarantee that women and men are treated equally.
As we struggle for gender justice, we can learn from each other, and from our history.
It is clear that there are women who have fought for equality and equality for others.
We have women who fought for their rights and their futures.
We also have women, like women from all walks of life, who have sacrificed so much to achieve these ideals.
In these conversations, we have the opportunity to reexamine how we view women and women’s rights.
And as we look at women’s lives, we need the tools to reestablish the basic values that make us human.
This article originally appeared at The Hill.
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