Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Dear Mama: Breaking From Tradition

"Modern Germany may be run by a woman — Chancellor Angela Merkel, routinely called the world’s most powerful female politician — but it seems no coincidence that she is childless.

Across the developed world, a combination of the effects of birth control, social change, political progress and economic necessity has produced a tipping point: numerically, women now match or overtake men in the work force and in education.

In the developing world, too, the striving of women and girls for schooling, small loans and status is part of another immense upheaval: the rise of nations in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

In both these worlds, women can remain trapped by tradition. Now, a social revolution — peaceful, but profound — is driving a search for new ways of combining family life and motherhood with a more powerful role for women."

- From NY TIMES article In Germany, a Tradition Falls, and Women Rise by KATRIN BENNHOLD

Read the whole article here.

Bonus video Tupac's Dear Mama

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