You cannot be truly equal if you live in fear and since crime and violence against women — most of it from men who ostesibly love them, is still a huge problem, I think you might want to reconsider whether or not women are actually equal.

There’s also the recent stories about what it was like to work at Pixar, at Nike, at CBS — the open letter from the 223 women in national security, etc, etc, etc. that paint an entirely different picture than the one you are putting forth. Putting icing over mud because that is prettier or more comfortable won’t turn it into cake.

Edit: In addition, the wounds those women are recounting in those articles are not financial/status wounds — they are spiritual wounds. Being dehumanized, discounted, treated like an inferior or an object is completely and totatally a wound of personhood and of soul.

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