Women Of The Future: Alternative Scenarios
an article in The Futurist by Christopher B. Jones
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Christopher B. Jones is a political science professor in Oregon
Jones, a political science professor in Oregon, sees five possible scenarios for the status of women in the future.
(1) Continued patriarchy, with a nuclear family ideal and men in charge;
(2) High-tech androgyny, in which a leisure society and genetic engineering prevails;
(3) Separation, in which the sexes stay separate and Goddess worship—popular over 5,000 years ago—makes a comeback among women;
(4) Male backlash, in which harsh domination of women by men is once more prevalent—including witch burning; and
(5) Partnership, in which shared parenting, equality, and various family forms exist, including extended, intergenerational groups. “Communities and eco-cities are built around extended family ‘estates.’”
He recommends that women must continue to envision, create, and realize their own futures.
Goddess worship—popular over 5,000 years ago—makes a comeback among women in Jones' Separation scenario