Rebecca Traister is a genius. Her book has so much content, we thought we’d take a second go at her. Sprinkled throughout the recently published book are historical facts, societal trends, and references to absolutely powerful and badass women.
In reference to the independent woman, I commonly see more women who remain single because they don’t want to take the less glamorous house-wife role. Today you can look at Opera, Coco Chanel, Diane Keaton and Mindy Kaling who are massively successful because they chose to take the career path and truly tune into their natural skills and hone in their talents.
With the freedom of choice to be a powerful career woman, why would some women choose to limit themselves? Looking into Traister book you see the trend of women who live in metropolitan areas becoming more independent through work than their rural married counterparts. In the city there is more opportunist, more people, and more resources to blossom into a career that will skyrocket your klout, money in the bank, and more independence.
With all the opportunity, especially for women in America, women should feel more liberated than ever. Women’s Rights have changed drastically over time, and now allow women just as much freedom as men, though like any reformation of the law there is still room for improvement.
I absolutely love her take on women who were ahead of their time, such as Susan B. Anthony. It takes a lot of courage to stand up for yourself, especially when it comes to your sex. If you need a Cliff’s Notes summary of additional prominent women in history, Traister recaps a lot of the popular activists in the women’s rights group.
Not only do you get a history lesson, but you also get a historically accurate account of how the women were living when they fourth got their rights against all odds. Today women should take full advantage of the pathway the women have laid out before them, and in turn create an even better pathway for the women in upcoming generations. There is yet so much work to be done.