Augustman - - Six Women Who Kick Ass -

t is 2017 and yet, women still earn only 80 cents for ev­ery dol­lar men earn. It is the 21st cen­tury and yet, women have a shelf life but men age like fine wine. We’re well on our way to ter­raform­ing Mars and yet, women are bossy and de­mand­ing but men are de­ci­sive and, well, manly. Through­out hu­man his­tory, fe­males have been bat­tered, sub­ju­gated and viewed as the lesser gen­der by men. Even the words used to de­scribe women drip with dis­dain and neg­a­tiv­ity, as though it’s a curse to be blessed with emo­tional in­tel­li­gence and com­pas­sion.

And yet, de­spite these so­cial odds, the six women fea­tured here have risen to the top of their fields. In the process, they have smashed glass ceil­ings, over­turned mis­con­cep­tions and proven once and for all that, yes, women have as much, if not more, to con­trib­ute to so­ci­ety. There’s still a lot more to be done in gen­der equal­ity, es­pe­cially now that pop­ulism and misog­yny have be­come com­mon­place in the global arena but we are mak­ing heart­en­ing progress. A ris­ing tide lifts all boats af­ter all, and we owe it to our fu­ture sons and daugh­ters to leave them a world we can all be proud of.

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