Sunday, August 14, 2005

feminism can save your life

Murder rate is cut by women who walk away - Sunday Times - Times Online

'In addition, women have become economically better off and so, in increasing numbers, they can afford to walk out.'

the economic empowerment of women is a basic tenet of feminism. when a woman has economic autonomy her quality of life improves. in this case (albeit a british context, though i think we could also argue for american women) it also gives her enough of a net to escape domestic violence.

virginia woolf called it 'a room of one's own' and i'd like to see more of us with one.


Apostle John said...

I'm looking forward to the day a woman becomes President -- wonder if feminism can save the country.

ding said...

when that happens i think pork will be flying through the air.