The Two Faces Of Boomer Women

Older baby boomer women, 65 to 73 years old, seem to be less progressive than their younger 55 to 64 year old counterparts. Considering women didn’t start to make meaningful strides in business, education and elsewhere until the late 1960s, this makes sense. Before then, the first boomers remained heavily influenced by the “Silent Generation” that came before them! 

Take the issue of women’s rights.  When we asked in a survey whether you consider yourself a feminist, 49 percent of the 84 respondents said “yes” and 51 percent said “no.” While the overwhelming majority claim they fight against sexism in society when they see or experience it, half still wouldn’t call themselves proponents of “feminism,” the theory of the policial, economic and social equality of the sexes.