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.

2 comments:

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.