Working 9 to 5 – A Lesson From Dolly Parton

We went to see a Chattanooga Theatre Centre presentation of Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” and it occurred to me that the queen of East Tennessee music is quite the feminist. This play and movie is about empowering women to be who they want to be on their terms. I think in the 21st century women should have the freedom to answer life’s call on their lives in whatever form it takes whether it be mother or minister, president of our country or CEO of a corporation. Women are a powerful force for good and they get stuff done. So their work from 8 to 6 or 9 to 5 is more valuable now than ever. As a man I support their wanting their own dreams to come true.

A Brief Ramble on Feminism

I think feminism empowers women to be whoever they want and to achieve their dreams in the same way that men do. A good man will want the women in his life to be the best they can be in life. I also think there needs to be respect from both sexes/genders to create a environment for everyone to succeed. It’s been said that feminism doesn’t mean excluding men but perhaps empowering them to be inclusive and sensitive to our sisters, mothers, aunts and other women in life.