The state of gender equality has vastly improved in the past … Career, … and business … … opened up for women, and we are seeing … … many differ The state of gender equality has vastly improved in the past fewdecades. Career, education and business opportunities havereally opened up for women, and we are seeing successful femalesin many different situations. But have we truly reachedequality? Even with all the improvements made, the answer isstill, unfortunately, “no.”For every hard-working female executive, there is a workingmother who has been passed over for a promotion. For everyrespected female professor, there is an educated woman somewherewho’s knowledge is not being taken seriously. The people whodiscriminate against these women may not even be conscious ofthe fact that they are doing it. Gender bias is deeply rooted inour collective psyche, but that is no excuse. We must constantlyremind ourselves to be aware of how we are perceiving andtreating others.Remember the recent furor over Jane Swift, the pregnant governorof Massachusetts? Pages and pages of newsprint were devoted tothe debate on whether or not she could be an effective motherand still run the state. This would never have happened toa man, not even a single father.It is… Read full this story
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