Last week, Karin Agness wrote about a debate being held by the international news magazine The Economist. The topic was “A Woman’s Place is at Work.” NeW friend and advisor Dr. Christina Hoff Sommers argued against this notion, saying that a woman’s place is wherever she chooses, be it at work, at home, or both. A woman does not have an assigned place.
The results are in, and Dr. Sommers has been declared the winner. The debate brought up many interesting points, such as the importance of families as a factor in the decision to work, and that the freedoms we as women enjoy in countries like the United States and England as women are still a long time coming elsewhere in the world. Despite the fact this particular event has ended, the debate will continue for many years. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to read the arguments presented by both Dr. Sommers and Linda Basch.
Did you vote in the debate? What are your thoughts on this issue?