A child of 5 years will grow up into a human society vastly different than I have known for nearly 50 years. Women are now serving on the front lines in war. Women now play a serious role in politics at all levels and one may soon become US president. Women are accepted into major law firms. Slowly, women are being accepted in board rooms. This slow but continuous acceptance of women in places where the old boy club once ruled is dramatically impacting our society. Mothers and fathers must continue to instill this sense of possibility in their children of both sexes.
All citizens must move beyond pointless stereotypes that hinder the development of more humane culture. The male-dominated culture of violence has proven to be utterly worthless as a source of real advances in the quality of human life everywhere.