Women's rights and population issues
So here's the common sense conclusion of the day: if helping women is good for overpopulation and depopulation, isn't it good for everybody? We are settling for so little societal support as we make huge contributions in home life and the paid workforce. I am an impatient activist. Globally, “Women do two-thirds of the world’s work, receive 10 percent of the world’s income and own 1 percent of the means of production." We in the United States at least have the means and the voice to speak up and work harder to truly secure our own rights and work to help our sisters throughout the world.
For those of us who grew up in the 1970's, to us it may have felt briefly like feminism's job was almost done. But the more I learn, especially in the area of gender issues related to motherhood, the more I realize that our generation needs to pick up the ball and keep on running toward the goal of equality and human rights.
I lost touch with academic feminism in the 1990's. Many arguments about porn versus owning our sexuality pretty much flew over my head as I was working in another field. But now that I am a Mom in the real world, I see feminism and politics tied to key bread-and-butter economic and human rights issues for all women.