And in response to a comment that sexism is nearly stamped out, Mick LaSalle says:
If it turns out you're right, great. But the thing is, when I was your age, I would have said the same thing. Women rule the universe until they're about 25. The worlds young women travel in are welcoming to young woman. You go up to an information desk and the person looks up and smiles. The temperature drops considerably when you're older, and I'd bet that the president of your company, and your university, and your country is a guy. And will still be a guy, maybe even when you're middle-aged.I think a lot of sexism is gone, but what's left is more dangerous because we can't see it as well. Like jumping out of path of a speeding bus, but inhaling toxic mold when you get home. Never saw it coming.
I would like to be wrong. But all the young feminists that I had a good time laughing at (and the women I knew laughed at) when I was 24 and 25 have turned out to be right. You may find this to be the case, too, by the time you're in your forties, which is like 20 minutes from now.