Ann Althouse asks:
"What if women became fully autonomous, empowered individuals and nothing changed? What would that mean?"
I'm reminded of a theory presented by Sister Grace Marie, my 7th and 8th grade teacher. She asked us to consider what would happen if property were to be distributed evenly. She said that in a few years property would be distributed unevenly again, in more or less the same patterns as before.
It was kind of a mind-blowing thought experiment, for me. I mean, I still remember it.
People's choices rarely conform
to the reformer's dearly-loved norm.