In 2012, Sheryl Sandberg was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world and I sat back in satisfaction, women had conquered technology. And yet I was wrong. It will take us just as much time to be accepted as astronauts leading space expeditions as it took us to accept the superiority of our bodies.
Yet, we are trying. I see women studying mechanical engineering though the helmets in factories were clearly meant for men and often slide off their heads. I see girls topping Computer Science exams year after year though boys claim to have a patriarchal monopoly on computers. Mother adopted the smartphone with more ease than a father.
The man reached the moon because a woman named Margaret Hamilton sat down and did the coding for the rocket. But men took away the recognition. That’s alright. We’ll get there.
Today, women are contributing at par with men in various communities across the world, towards technological advancement, internet accessibility and free knowledge. We have always been givers – givers of life, givers of delicious food and givers of unconditional love. It was only fair that we didn’t stop ourselves from contributing every bit of our knowledge towards the greater good.
Millennials have accepted more than any other generation in history. Millennial women are fighting more for their rights than any other generation in history. So, yes, we’ll get there.