EQUALITY: How much further away?: Summer, 2010 Issue Up Now

EQUALITY: How much further away?: Summer, 2010 Issue Up Now

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How are women faring on “equality”? What remains unequal? And is equality really the summit for progressives and feminists, or only one more mountain to climb?

With the 90th anniversary of women’s right to vote upon us — and August 26th is designated as Women’s Equality Day, On The Issues Magazine invited writers, artists and poets to consider the elusive search for equality and its flip side, double standards in our lives, for “EQUALITY: How much further away?”

In “Women Challenge Gender Apartheid in the Catholic Church,” Angela Bonavoglia describes the tight grip the Catholic Church and the Vatican have on women’s lives while also spotlighting the Catholic women that are standing up against the force of the patriarchy.

“The all-male hierarchy finds itself in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. Their power is being roundly challenged, and Catholic women are leading the charge.”

Loretta Ross, a frequent contributor to On The Issues Magazine, applies a multifaceted analysis to the goals of the women’s movement from her perspective as an African American feminist. In the struggle against oppression, equality is but one marker along the way to undivided justice for all peoples of the world, she writes in “A Feminist Vision: No Justice-No Equity.”

Contributor Megan Carpentier addresses the topic of women’s equality with a humorous tone in “Alright Then, Let Men Compete.” Carpentier challenges the recently trumpeted idea that men are becoming the “second sex.”

“When it comes to men having less educational attainment than women — due to supposed “natural” factors like boisterousness or an inability to focus in school — it’s a national crisis worthy of serious consideration. Why? Because, of course, men aren’t expected to stay home with children and keep homes for their wives.”

In our first video essay, Ann Farmer looks at nontraditional employment, stepping into the garage with a woman mechanic in “Car Repair is Women’s Work.” Also check out our YouTube Channel. Subscribe and recommend videos of nontraditional employment to us, or of anything you think would be of interest to our readers! Send links to your videos to [email protected].

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