am a lawyer in a male dominated,
high-tech field, and a partner
in my New York City law firm.
I am happy to report that I
am not only equal to my peers,
but I have managed to earn extra
authority and respect by cultivating
skills that are masculine, feminine
Where do we go from here? I
am looking for anyone in the
New York City area who is discussing,
studying, or exploring the frontiers
of feminism, to set examples
and create historical records.
Any suggestions? - Wendy
for your note to Feminist.com
and for your example of what
equality can look like. Congratulations,
too. One immediate thought on
"where we go from here," is
that feminism means not only
individual equality, but collective
equality--i.e. no person will
be free until every person is.
That said--you can do that one,
by using your position to make
sure other women can realize
that same success and, two,
by joining with others to help.
As for connecting with others
in New York City, my only suggestion
is the Third
Wave Foundation, which is a national organization for
young feminist activists, thought
events, etc. usually range in
age from 15 to 70. They have
bi-monthly town-hall forums
and occassional fundraising/consciousness
raising events. If this piques
your interest, send me your
mailing address and I'll send
you some information.
Also, there are professional
specific groups of women. Such
as women in film, women in business,
and the women's division of
the American Bar Association.
These might be worth further investigation. Perhaps you can
find some ideas in our
Women's Careers and Professional Organizations section.
I hope these help - and, again,
thanks for your example and