Several times this week I have encountered an attitude of resentment for the special treatment of women. As if feminism has worked so well, we don't need to work for equality anymore. As if there's something wrong with wanting to focus on "women's issues". As if prizes and incentives for women are somehow unfair to the men excluded from them.
So I wrapped a few things in a virtual red-spotted handkerchief, slung it onto a pole over my shoulder, and went for a short cyber foray into the far reaches of the blogosphere, picking up the clues left by strong and stroppy women everywhere, following the bread crumb trails they left.
Each time I found a feminist blog I looked for another feminist blog that blogger liked to read, and when I found one of those, I looked at one she in turn recommended. Etc. At the end of my journey I was not so far from where I first started.
And my conclusion? We have come a long way baby, but we are not there yet.
Janet Frame in Baltimore
4 hours ago