We humans are odd really. It is amazing how often people demand, fight for, kill for that most elusive of things, “Freedom”.
Yet when we look at the outcomes, one persons freedom is often at the expense of others. Freedom, being a double sided coin of rights and responsibilities is often stuck down as an ornamental plaque with only the side of rights exposed.
If one wants freedom of expression, for example, one must allow the same freedom for others.
Freedom for women is one issue possibly more difficult to define or achieve. It is not only in the political sphere it is looked for but also in the personal sphere. For some freedom is expressed in being wife and mother, with a husband to support her financially, for others it is the right to work at whatever occupation she chooses, maybe even in conflict with the demands of her husbands occupation.
In my lifetime in the ‘western’ world women have achieved levels of independence in so many areas, I occasionally wonder how men with a traditional personal view of the world cope with it.
With so many women redefining the role of women in the workplace as well as in he home, how have men adapted? Some seem determined to carry on as their fathers did, some apparently live in a permanent state of extended adolescence,
Have women remembered to include freedom for men?
How would men define that?
All quite a complicated balance between the genders.