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I 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 and gender-neutral.

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


Thanks 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 initiative.


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