Here's me hoping this is the right circle. I also liked the satisfying alliteration. Anyway, here goes:
In my mind, it truly is an important factor for achieving liberation - financial freedom. For centuries, women have been held back by men in terms of property and even right now we can see how it's mostly males controlling and owning most the money.
That's why the J. Prit*kers of this world can fund the transgender movement and how the $$$ techbros are controlling the narrative.
What can we, as women, do? On the larger scale, sure. And what about our own lives?
What made me think about this is how Etsy screwed women over and how these grassroots movements are often reliant on crowdfunding and donations.
Which, in turn, costs us all so much, just to try and fight back, that it leaves us vulnerable.
I was raised with the patriarchal idea of having a husband one day who would basically manage "our" finances. Me, obviously dependent and all that. That's an ideal that my grandparents wanted and enforced when I was growing up.
As a lesbian, that is (thankfully) not possible. I refuse to go my mother's path in life and be dependent on a male. I don't have much but I am hoping to learn from you all.
Edit: Not trying to say heterosexual women have to go that route and can't be independent - far from it. It's just that by being gay, I had to realize that this default doesn't apply to me, ever. Made it easier to conceptualize within my family's upbringing.