I’ve just finished reading Susan Faludi’s Backlash (yes, I know, it’s a classic I have no excuses for not getting to sooner). It’s a fantastic, slightly exhausting and anger-provoking book about the backlash against women’s rights in the 80s.
Now I’m reading about the latest on the mess of sexual harrassment against women and blatantly unequal pay and opportunities for advancement for women at Wal Mart (the US’s biggest employer, according to the Guardian).
I’m not sure why it’s so difficult for men to treat women like people. Does that mean they’d have to go back and redefine themselves? If women are “people” what does that make men? Just people too, I guess.