Equality in 2020?

There is a scene in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women when the publishers’ young daughters find the manuscript Little Women and confront him about the rest of the book because they can hardly wait to read it. Oh, and he better publish it. He has this aha moment and realizes there is an opportunity there that he didn’t even realize.  After all, at the end of the 1800s few men were thinking about women as economic powerhouses. His children’s excitement pushed him to realize that women read and nobody was writing for them. Boom!

As I am watching the Golden Globes I listening to the “on the red carpet” conversations and the groundswell of women making content for women.  They are controlling the purse strings of Hollywood and they are running the show. What a joy!

This is changing in the tech world too.  It takes time but more women are starting to make real returns and build substantial companies.  It takes time.  Remember many were only funded less than a decade ago.

We are definitely at a turning point even if some in America aren’t excited about seeing women’s lives and careers equal to everything men do.  Or even seeing brown and black people rise to the top.  Change always wins and we are watching it before our very eyes. We are at an inflection point.  Politics has not caught up but it will.  

Sooner than later, equality will just be expected, period.

Comments (Archived):

  1. Pointsandfigures

    I can’t think of one person I know that isn’t “excited about seeing women’s lives and careers equal”. Except the cult that enslaves women near my place in Minnesota (See The Jeffs https://allthatsinteresting… or the religions that artificially limit women (See different sects of the Muslim religion)When it’s merit based, and people really make something great, we all applaud. When it’s jammed down our throats, we cringe and turn away.

    1. LE

      On Netflix this is definitely worth a watch:(Wild Wild Country about Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh in Oregon)https://www.netflix.com/tit…What’s interesting is that the mastermind was (by one interpretation) a woman who honestly blew me away with her abilities. She is still around today and appears in the documentary.

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  2. awaldstein

    Yup its coming.Read an interview somewhere with Reese Witherspoon about her production company.Smart women, wielding serious power and using it for diversity.Love or hate The Morning Show (I really like it), there are scenes in there written from nuanced view of a women that have never ever been on screen before.That’s a good thing.

    1. Kayla___

      Great !!

    2. awaldstein

      Fascinating that this comment is hated.

      1. jason wright

        upvote = loved?

  3. jason wright

    Following on from my Scandinavia point, how will we know when equality has been achieved?There’s also another side to contemporary Scandinavia;https://blogs.spectator.co….