A few days ago, I sat through a session that highlighted a social phenomenon called the superwoman syndrome. Although the second wave of American feminism which roughly started in the 1970-80s spoke about the need for work-life balance, it isn’t till now that we take this seriously.
American feminist Betty Friedan, argued that “superwomanhood” of the 1980s has led to double enslavement of women, both at home and at work. in her book The Second Stage, she called for reforms in reshaping both gender roles and redefining social values, styles, and institutional structures, for the fulfillment to be achievable in both public and private lives without the necessity to sacrifice one for another.
If I were ever a superhero, I think I’ll end up as wonder woman… wondering about the consequences of all my actions.