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lukasahero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 07:19 AM
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54. Yes, the situation has improved but it has a long way to go
I do see progress but I also see that progress being challenged now more than ever before - by all sides. And I believe that it is in serious jeopardy at this point in time.

I think your point that "Now, young girls who want to be doctors are given books and encouragement" while true to a degree (and appreciated for the progress it shows) should be ammended to "Now, some young girls who want to be doctors are given books and encouragement until they get to college or into the workplace where they are rewarded for their efforts by having to work twice as hard to get recognition while dealing with sexist behaviors and values all the while trying to live up to some ridiculous superwoman standard."

It would be lovely to believe that we aren't teaching our young women all the same old stuff we ourselves were taught once upon a time, but we are and the media is at least partially responsible for that teaching.
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