Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Foreword

This blog is a fantasy. It conceives a world where, in the 21st century, women have become the dominant sex. They run governments and have careers, while men must wear ‘feminine’ clothes, raise children and do the housework. Imagine a complete reversal of traditional gender identities and you’ll get the idea.

As I am heterosexual, I talk about heterosexual relationships. I don’t mean to assume that nobody is bi- or homosexual — it’s just that there’s no point in qualifying everything I say.

But we must know the difference between fantasy and reality, and so must make one caveat. I will say this once at the outset, then hold my peace.

We will be building upon various trends in the real world, such as better performance of females in education, greater numbers of women in the workplace, and so on. It’s fun to exaggerate these, but the alarmists who like to say that women are ‘taking over’ are wrong. To take the US Congress, out of 100 senators only 17 are women; out of 435 representatives, only 74 are women. In 2008, women held only 15.2% of directorships at Fortune 500 companies. Yes, the proportions are increasing, but according to these top indicators of power, women are still very much behind men. In the general workforce, they are often paid a third less than men for doing the same job.

This is why feminism — which believes that women and men are born equal, and should be treated equally by society — is still so very important today.

With that out of the way, let us begin.

2 comments:

  1. You have a great concept here. Look forward to seeing really interesting writing.

    All best.

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  2. Eve,

    I just stumbled on to your blog early this morning. I would like to invite you to view my Flickr feed at http://www.flickr.com/photos/60481440@N00/. I think that you might find some photos there that you can incorporate into your blogs. I also invite you to contact me direct at randimichelle at aol dot com.

    Hope to hear from you,

    Randi

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