Friday, June 11, 2010

My Idea of a Leisurely Read...

I just finished an excellent book that was recommended to me by my dear friend from childhood... a kindred spirit in my journey of life. The book is titled "When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women From 1960 To The Present" and was written by Gail Collins. Check it Out!

I want to touch on a few issues close to my heart, but the thoughts are still forming. After the read though, I found myself much better educated on the Women's Movement in the 20th century and even more grateful for having lived with many benefits of the progress. I also found myself confident that my daughter already has most of the same opportunities as her brothers... a huge sign of progress.

Culture is making a shift and the history of the Women's Movement has once more become object of slander, folklore, and people speak of it as a done deal. What is frightening to me is that when we don't understand our history, we set ourselves up for repeating it. I have to think about equipping my daughter to be wonderfully feminine in a post Women's Movement Era; much like I have to be mindful of raising up children in a faith with protective absolutes during a Postmodern Era, where truth is relative.

Anyway, I highly recommend this book if you love a woman, or girl. It will be worth the read.