The articles about the Gloria Steinem interview and uproar got me thinking.
I like the word feminism. It brings to mind those ladies in the 70’s that burned their bras on TV. I thought it cool. A tomboy, I rode horses and mended fences. Not a dumb chick, I got A’s in physics and calculus.
In my 30’s, I was a Purchasing Supervisor with 2 men reporting to me. I took Neil to a trade show with me and every single sales person assumed he was the supervisor and ignored me. Every one of them which pissed me off no end. The year was 1990 and even Neil was flabbergasted.
In my 40’s, I was a Purchasing Manager. In my 50’s, I downgraded to Purchasing Specialist. Not really my choice.
I’m sad to see the word feminism fall by the wayside, much maligned. We’re half the human race. But we don’t hold 50% of the seats in Congress or 50% of the CEO positions in major companies. We’re bossy, but not leaders.
Its progress at a snail’s pace. Voting for some dude is not going to speed it up.