I just heard a radio clip of Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem discussing their new radio talk show aimed at women. Steinem’s feminist literature has been much of the cornerstone of the entire feminist movement. While I’m never huge on militancy, I have to respect her drive and determination to create an equal society.
Now, in the radio clips I heard, Fonda stated how modern radio has left today’s woman feeling overlooked. Today’s women, do you feel that way? I’m asking because I am not one. However, if Fonda thinks this is so, and she claims her show will help change that “feeling.”
Now, here’s where it gets interesting – she claims her show will be accepted by women because it’s radio and women can listen while they cook, sew and take care of their children. Folks, this is so off the wall I cannot possibly make it up! The first two items out of her mouth are the most degrading, stereotypical and infuriating roles that women have been lumped into throughout time! And this is a show to help women? Please! The Who said it best: “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.”