Who is the woman of today?

Posted on January 14, 2013

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I would like to think that today’s women have bigger, more powerful voices in society compared to years past. TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2012 included 37 women, while TIME’s 2008 list only included 25. Still not a majority, but I would call it progress. Also, a record number of 98 women joined Congress recently, and USA Today has a great graph showing the gradual increase in the number of women in Congress since the mid-’70s.

Unfortunately, also recently, was the news about the woman who was brutally raped by a group of men in India then died a few days later in a hospital in Singapore due to the damage inflicted to her internal organs (Read article from CNN).

These are very contrasting pictures of today’s women, although news about the rape victim’s story seems to have fueled a much needed national (India) and global conversation regarding the place of women in today’s society, or the lack thereof (Read article from TIME).

So who really are the women of today? Have we truly made our presence known? Have we claimed our righteous place in society? Or is there still much more to be done for women to be recognized and respected?

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