How Do We Achieve Equality?
Still, the question I keep pondering is how we get out of the one step forward, two steps back situation we are in? It’s difficult to see a solution when Planned Parenthood is defunded, trans and gay rights continue to be threatened, women are denied certain jobs for fear of sexual harassment lawsuits, and the flatlining (and in some cases declining) statistics for women in leadership roles. We have to wake up and ask ourselves if perhaps we need to approach true equality from a few different angles.
There is no single answer to such complex issues, but in our current climate, the majority of the “solutions” presented appear to incorporate a top down approach i.e. policies, laws, quotas, lawsuits, etc. Forcing change from the top down is certainly one piece of the puzzle, and I believe that for policies, quotas and laws to be successful, we also need a ground up approach that addresses the equality conversation at a cellular level.