Issues of Autonomy in Adolescence: The “Superwoman”
During the past three decades, we have witnessed a significant shift in the position of women within the culture. Women serve on executive boards, cabi nets, ministries, on medical school faculties, and as officers in the Armed Forces. Although women remain greatly outnumbered in top faculty and managerial positions (Blum & Smith, 1988), the overall change is dramatic. The improve ment is largely due to the women’s movement. This shift has brought women a new presence, a new power, but also some very high expectations for self development.