Recognizing the status of true womanhood

Ours is an era of liberation movements. Among those who struggle for the recognition of their rights, the question of strategy can be crucial. What will open the door: political clout? economic pressure? violence? The Sentinel talked about this question with Monika Tamm-Buckle, a Christian Scientist, who has been professionally involved in working full time for women's rights for eight years. She is currently with the Nordic Council of Ministers, a Scandinavian intergovernmental organization, and since 1981 she has been in charge of its division dealing with issues relating to equal status for women and men. She and her husband, who is also a Christian Scientist, have two children and live in Hørsholm, Denmark.

Mrs. Tamm-Buckle began her comments by telling us of an early turning point in her own views about the basis from which to bring about genuine equality and freedom.

While I was working for a local government in Sweden, I was a representative of a union—a union that had mostly women as members. I was very much concerned about the advancement of women, but there seemed to be so many barriers to cross. Also I was working mostly with males, and I was very irritated over their views.

What are we putting first in our lives?
July 20, 1987

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