…and it’s kind of depressing.
While speaking at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, Gloria Steinem (AKA “Gluryo Stinnerman” if you’re an ol-skool Jez reader) declared that gender equity is going to take another 150 years to achieve.
I haven’t had the chance to view it yet, but you can watch Auntie Gloria at F&M here (no transcript, sorry) to hear more about why she thinks it will take so long, and how it might be achieved. You can read more about her presentation here.
Until then, though, I’m curious to know what you think of that prognostication: does 150 years seem impossibly long? (For comparison, it’s been 162 years since the Seneca Falls Convention. Or does it seem hopelessly naive, as gender-based discrimination will always be with us? If you were to hazard a guess, how long do you think it will take until feminism is truly no longer necessary (if ever)? And, maybe most importantly, how will you know we’ve gotten there?
*Bonus points if you locate the sentence in the Lancaster Online story in desperate need of the Oxford comma!