Have Latvian women overcome?

  • 1999-10-21
  • By Blake Lambert
After the United Nations released a provocative report on gender in Latvia, Blake Lambert discovered there's more than one way to interpret ëequality.'On the streets and in the buses and trams of Latvia, they appear, at first glance, to be relatively equal in numbers. Men - young, stylish, dressed in leather or a suit, drunken, aged, creaking with every step. Women - fashionable, gorgeous, middle-class and thickening, stricken with pain, hunched over.According to the numbers, women, in fact, clearly have an upper hand in Latvia. They comprise more than 53 percent of the population. Yet they...
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