Did you see the headlines? Hear the big news stories? No, of course not. Women are not big news in the U.S. This has been true for a long time and continues to be true, unless it is politically expedient. Unless we want to use the plight of women to wage war, or take away benefits, or decrease workers' rights.
On a positive note, I reflect on the historical role models I've had...Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller and Alice Paul. Women with rare courage and strength who fought for rights for themselves and others. My sense of them, through my readings, is that they did these things because this was what they thought was important.
I reflect on how the lives of women have changed here in the U.S. since my mother's birth and how little things have changed for many women abroad. We have a long way to go.
Who's your favorite woman?