My very specific age group, those born (and remained in the United States) around the same time I was, had very few children. The 1970's, which should have seen a secondary baby boom, didn't produce many kids. My former fellow Brownies, Girl Scouts and classmates had different production goals.
On the other hand, I could and would never accept even the mildest hint that my opinions are less worthy than a male's. I didn't and still don't consider it Feminism. To me it's just common sense.
- Why should anyone think that men are smarter than women?
- Why should women pretend to be dumber than men?
I'm inevitably attracted by articles which analyze women's success, like this one by Joanne Lipman. "Joanne Lipman, a former deputy managing editor at The Wall Street Journal, was the founding editor in chief of Condé Nast Portfolio magazine." It's interesting that she does have children, and she's unusually successful in what's considered a masculine field. Maybe that's part of the reason for her success.
There are G-d given differences between males and females. The early Feminists preached rejection of it, and that's the cause of so much failure. For women to succeed and reach our goals, we must do it as women, not faux men. We have different biology and different minds. We must utilize our gifts, not imitate men and not hide away our identities in masculine-style clothes and game plans.
Everyone's different. We all must find our own path and wear the most comfortable shoes we can find.