“You don’t need to have any degree in any of the subjects to be a good person,” said Sarah Hagan, the founder of The Women’s Institute in Portland, Oregon, in an interview with Newsweek.
“If you’re a great mother, great wife, great sister, great friend, great mentor, you’ll be respected and respected well, because you know what you’re doing.”
Hagan and her husband have been working to help women understand their role in the movement for nearly 40 years.
“Women’s work has been neglected for decades,” she said.
“We have to change that.”
Hagan has been at the forefront of the movement to make women aware of their roles in feminism, with her new book, The Feminine Mystique, published in 2018.
It includes a guide to the history of feminism, as well as a series of books and articles that have been selected by the National Book Award, including The Feminines Imperative.
Her goal is to make the book a better resource for the women who are looking for it.
“You need to be an activist to understand feminism,” she told Newsweek.
Hagen says she has been surprised at how few books on women’s work exist in the field, especially among women who aren’t feminists themselves.
“There’s this whole gap that exists between the people who have done the work and the people that are actually paying attention,” she explained.
“So the way I’ve approached this is, how do we build a book that will have women of all different backgrounds and different backgrounds, women who have been involved in the women movement, and women who haven’t been involved with the women, to be able to bring these books to a wider audience.”
Women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, according to Hagan.
She has worked with several women in her field to address this.
“In the STEM field, you have this huge gender gap.
And that’s not something I’m particularly interested in, but I think we can do better, because it’s not a gender issue, it’s a social issue,” she added.
Women who don’t have a history of activism are also at a disadvantage.
The lack of access to knowledge and resources is a major obstacle, Hagan said.
“There’s a big disconnect between women who do have experience in activism and those that haven’t, and it makes it very difficult for them to get information out,” she noted.
Hagan believes women are under-represented in leadership roles in tech and the media.
She said she has had discussions with women in technology, including at the top, who are frustrated by this.
According to a 2015 Pew Research Center report, the gap between men and women in tech has grown over the past decade.
As technology becomes more prevalent, the barriers to entry are becoming even more daunting, and the gaps are widening.
The Women’s Media Center is a nonprofit that helps empower women in media by encouraging diversity and inclusion in all aspects of media.
Hagan is on its board.
This article has been updated to clarify that the Women’s Liberation Movement began as a women’s rights movement, not a feminist one.