So tonight at the dinner table my dad was telling a story about his high school reunion where he new a lot of the guys but didn’t recognize a bunch of the girls because they were mostly in the “business wing” during their high school days learning short hand and typing and other administrative skills. I shook my head and rolled my eyes slightly, thinking “jeez, sometimes I can’t believe the gendered segregation of occupations that was going on not too long ago, and that it started in high school! am i ever glad that it’s changed, even a little bit.” My mom pointed out my reaction, leading my father to go on to argue that I didn’t know everyone in my grad class either and that there’d be some jock who hung out in the mechanics wing that I probably wouldn’t recognize come my high school reunion. “I’m not denying that” I argue, and explain what I was thinking as I listened to his story. This explanation led to me getting lectured by my father and my parents’ friends about how “that’s how it used to be” and wasn’t I glad that they suffered through that and made all the changes so my generation could be free from that gendered segregation. Seriously? You’re lecturing the Women’s and Gender Studies major about gender inequality? And then you try to tell me that there is equality now? You know, people accuse my generation of being postfeminist - assuming that equality has been achieved and feminism is no longer needed - because we take for granted all the great strides made by second wavers. But based on that little lecture I just received I’m starting to think that those postfeminist attitudes are also coming from people who lived through the women’s movement but fail to see the inequality that still pervades contemporary contexts.