What issues about birth control? WE have in this country(very)affordable,in some cases free access to birth control. Some churches do oppose it as a matter of doctrine but it isn't pressed as an issue and people are left to their own choice. No one is pushing an agenda to ban birth control despite what SOME circles may say. Abortion on demand is pretty much the law of the land here too. With very few exceptions any woman can get an abortion up to the last trimester. Personally I oppose the practice with the exception of certain cases that involve sex crimes or the mothers' health. I suppose that makes me semi-choice.<quoted text>Oh, I don't disagree with you. The only remaining issues are birth control, abortion and equal pay. There's still that glass ceiling that women have to burst through in the corporate world, public service positions, etc.
So, there's still work to be done and there's still some resistence from society (men) in regards to those issues. I remember when I worked in an office that employeed programmers and Information Systems employees. Most of their wives at the time did not work, neither did the corporate bosses wives work either. We had unblievable statements made like women should be home, and why are we working, etc. I mean the cost of living was rising and by the 80s it was near impossible to keep that American dream of mom staying home and only dad working. Any woman working during that time was because she had to and even for those that were seeking career advancement, what was it to them? I mean, your wife is at home, run her, not me, lol. No, we don't have those issues anymore (thank God!) The sad thing is most women would have preferred to stay home and raise their children but couldn't afford to and also, the high cost of child care sometimes didn't even make it worth it or the rise in tax brackets, lol. Believe it or not, employers (mostly male) would actually ask you about this during interviews and sometimes wouldn't hire you because of it or would ask if you planned to have more children, etc.
Equal pay for equal work IS in many cases a workplace standard. There are few exceptions where skillsets or brute strength precludes a woman's qualifications. As far as the glass ceiling it has as Hillary said,a thousand cracks in it now. Women had a choice last election to make history in two cases. They chose to leave the glass ceiling intact. Personally I think they chose wrong. Hillary was/is much better qualified to be President,but thats all in the past. Being a conservative,I wouldn't have voted for her but still felt HER the more able to lead the country.