5 things feminism has done for me
2. My mother had an excellent education at a girls' grammar school where she was taught to consider herself equal to men - a view which she passed on to me. However I am not sure that this view was shared by the males in my family - and have long felt that I have to prove myself in a way my brothers did not.
3. I also had an excellent education in the physical sciences in my comprehensive school and then at university and for some time I was able to practise alongside other male scientists in a field that was dominated by men. However everywhere that I have worked the bosses have been men, often not as qualified - and have been resentful as a consequence.
4. I have been able to leave my family and travel alone unhindered. This has enabled me to explore the lives of remote people and discover interesting landcapes. However the fact that I have left temporarily left my family for weeks at a time (when they were quite capable of looking after themselves) has provoked comments of disapproval from some quarters as well as incredulity that my husband should allow such a thing.
5. I can wear what I like when I like. I am consequently less accepting of cultures that keep their women covered. I cannot imagine why any woman would want to wear a full veil and find such clothing disturbing and slightly threatening.
This is a meme passed on to me by Lee of Lowelands and I now tag three women from three different continents: CrimeFicReader in Europe, Anne S in Australasia and Twitches in north America.