After watching the videos on "people like us" the notion of economic injustice for women was further reiterated. Through our readings and discussions I presumed that economic inequality was indeed a prevalent issue, but what I saw on the PBS website brought it to a whole different level. We all know that women are treated as equal to men when it comes to salaries and finding high profiled jobs, but to think that a woman working without help of the goverment to provide for her family is veiwed as "trashy" was simply mind boggeling. The main reason for the differences in social class between a man and woman is due to a common conformity to male dominance in society as mentioned earlier by Adrienne Rich.
The videos on the website prompted me to reflect on a number of different things. First, I realized the number of different classes there are in and society and the pressures put on people of a particular class to stick and befreind others of that class while looking down or up at other different groups of class. I realized that people can judge others just by what that person is wearing and can immediately put a stereotype on a particular individual. Like Johson mentioned in his piece how it was hard to relate to the African American woman he had lunch with I feel it can be equally hard at times to relate to others who may belong to a different social class.
It is the "privelages" as Johnson mentions that women feminist groups are fighting for. The overcoming of the truly injustices women face when it comes to beating stereotypes and inequalities when it comes to economics.
My comment for the class is that the women who are hardworking, independent, and employed are some of the greatest examples there are for anyone to follow. As Martin Luther King day approaches and I remember how he fought to equality for the African American people I can't help but to think of women leaders who have fought for equality for others like themselves.