U.S. Olympic Committee employee
What does Mary Kay bring to mind?I know people who have businesses sellingMary Kay products door-to-door. It'sassisting women to look pretty.
Does the publicstill care about feminist issues? It'sstill important,but it gets misconstrued. It's really just women fighting for equal treatment. That's not negative.
Why don't men need to wear makeup?It's a cultural thing. Some women feel they need to put on a sort of costume and be pretty every day. I think more men are using cosmetic-type products, too, though.
Do "attractive" women have more power? Women can sometimes utilize their looks for various ends,but I don't see that as power. People should succeedbecause they're ethical andcapable, noton the basis of beauty or money.
What arethe sources of female empowerment? Belief that they can do anything they're capable of doing. That they don't need to compare themselves to men, orstay insidetraditional norms.
What associationsdoes Mary Kay raise for you? Expensive makeup, cosmetics.
Does feminism still matter? There'smore opportunities for women, but theystill have fewer opportunities than menin the workplace.
What is a feminist? Believing in who you are. Standing up for yourself. Going after what you want.
Do "attractive" women wieldmore power? You see it everywhere; women who wearmakeup and shorter skirts get more attention.
What's the main source of female power? Knowledge. Determination. How you act and talk. Having confidence in yourself.
What comes to your mind vis-a-vis Mary Kay? Pink Cadillacs sell enough product, you get oneasa prize.
Does the publicstill careabout feminism? My students definitely do. It comes up at least once a weekin some context or other.
Why don't men feel compelled to usemakeup? Women don't needit, either, but there's a lot of pressure exerted on young girls to look a certain way. And they're led to believe that use of certain products will make them look that way.The pressure on guys is more to be fit and work out.
Do "attractive" women have more power? Attractive women dominate the media, sothat's the images young girls see. Why else would people subject themselves to plastic surgery?
What are thesources of female power? In domestic areas.The number of female CEOs and elected officials has increased, butthey're still a tiny minority.