The Sixth (and final) Wave of Feminism
I've resisted writing about feminism for all my life. For reasons that are personal to me but will no doubt reveal themselves in the near future.
Feminism is a touchy subject and still has the stigma of bra-burning hippies and raging, angry women due to the fact that we're still not done with the fight.
We're still fighting against and for something.
That was until I saw the truth.
Nearly every deal done in this book (pictured below) was done between male lead parties and has left the world, mostly worse off than before.
I'm reading this chapter by chapter and having to put it down because it's a dark and depressing read.
It is also incredibly enlightening to see how society was formed and cajoled into serving us, the humans.
Now, not to say that men are bad and women are good but it got me thinking.
If the deals where done with women leading, what world would we live in?
The past is the past and we're trying to undo these deals, however, the future is looking very bright.
More and more women are starting their own enterprises due to now being able to access knowledge and tear down borders with the internet.
Where there is easy access to technology, there is the well spring of women in commerce.
This is the sixth and final wave of feminism.
More businesses are being started by women each and every day.
This gives me goosebumps just thinking about it. I may have something in my eye as I'm typing this.
We've gone through four or five waves of feminism from women's suffrage, property rights and political candidacy (Wiki) all the way to Journalist Caitlin Moran's concept of future feminism.
The sixth is the female private ownership of business.
Fuck, it feels good to write that.
And how are we doing it?
Technology and education.
If you have an internet connection, you can start a business.
No need for permission, no requirements for laws to be changed, no voting for leaders.
It is the single most important time in history for business.
We get to create new realities and offer them for others to join us.
We've had the Girl Boss revolution, a rallying cry for women everywhere to sell their craft and create Fintech startups. Each and everyone changing the face of what it is to be in business and you "just so happen to be a woman".
I honestly know, as a capitalist, that business, in the hands of women especially, can change the world.
We need that right now.
After all the deals have been made and lead by men, it's time we offered an alternative to balance the masculine energy that's surrounding us.
What kind of world could we be living in?
I'm nudging you to find out.
We're at the beginning of the sixth and final wave of feminism...
And we're taking our power back.
We all go up together.
P.S. As a side note, The Sixth Wave is also a term in business to refer to the resource-limited world we're now living in. Who are the most resourceful humans on the planet? Women. Now THAT is the future.
P.P.S. And let's be inclusive here. It's not just humans who are women, it's feminine energy lead businesses. But that's a post of another day.