The last 21 months will be remembered as ones of political turmoil, but also as the moment sexism was given permission to come out from the shadows. In the US, President Donald Trump is putting into question women’s reproductive rights; in Russia, laws are being considered to decriminalise some aspects of domestic violence.
Just last week, a Polish MEP declared that women should earn less than men because they are “weaker, smaller and less intelligent.” Breitbart, the right-wing website pioneered by Steve Bannon, now Trump’s chief strategist, has claimed that birth control makes women unattractive and crazy. And so on.
The fact that some individuals hold such opinions is not surprising; there are regressive views in every society, including the most enlightened ones.
At the end of the second decade of the 21st century century there are people – of both sexes – who still believe that women should not do certain jobs and do not even see that as discrimination. Many still judge us, women, primarily by our commitment to set up and dedicate ourselves to our families, a commitment that is a truly personal one (and those who judge us often have not made such commitment themselves).
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