Third-wave feminists, those who like Gloria Steinem think boys should be raised like girls and girls like boys, are all out of focus.
My brilliant co-author Julie Coates says the only thing women should be concerned about is gender pay equity in the workplace. Two issues that get us to gender pay equity, according to Sweden the country with the most gender pay equity, are healthcare (including both maternity and paternity leave) and mandating 50% of elected officials be women.
But we see third-wave feminists all over other issues that just don't get us there, including:
1.Preventing boys from fidgeting
2.Getting girls into STEM occupations
3.Young women's dress in the workplace
4.Gender identity and preference
5.Why men don't go into nursing (really)
6.Pushing mothers on Father's Day (happened in 2016)
7. Lack of women in (name an occupation)....
and many more minor issues, even non-issues, totally irrelevant and distracting from the central issue: gender pay equity.
Once when Julie was in a store, a mother with a girl and boy was trying to get the boy to follow them out of the store by commanding, "Focus, Jeremy, focus." Jeremy and all other boys cannot focus.
Grown up third wave feminists ought to be able to focus.