Real Talk: Why Are You Happy to be a Woman?
It was not without a smile that emerged direct from my gut that when I walked into McNally Jackson bookshop on Spring street this morning at 10:30AM on International Women’s Day, the first book to catch my gaze was one published in 2012 by Atlantic editor Hanna Rosin, titled The End of Men and The Rise of Women.
The gist of the book argues that “women are winning the battle of the sexes,” which is to say that female performance in the workplace and beyond (important non sequitur/note: I just typed out Beyonce instead of beyond, had to go back and change it) is beginning to champion that of the archetypically prominent and dominating positions of our male counterparts.
You should read it, really, but for the purpose of this open thread, that is neither here nor there.
In celebration of this special day made for us, by us, let’s put the reading muscle to rest and get TALKING! Talking about what makes us happy to be women. And seeing as I’ve been engaged in an interminable monologue that you’d have to weather since 2010, today, I’ll open the floor to a discussion led by YOU.
So…who is it again, who run da world?