I know! It surprised me too! Here I was thinking that the recent announcement that women are the primary breadwinners for 40% of American families spoke to striking structural changes in the American economy, and that it rose serious questions about the economic security of families, seeing that women workers still earn about 2/3 of a dollar for every dollar that men earn.
But my bad! I was doing that thing where I go all feminist and drive my teenage daughters crazy with my preachy ways. All I really needed to do was hand the whole mess over to Ms. Utah, who, in turn, says we just need to leave it to the men who make jobs and who have to be making the education better because, you know, yeah. That's what we need to do. But don't let me steal Miss Utah's thunder! You can hear her trailblazing herself into the history books right here.
Ladies, we have come so far, haven't we? In honor of that, I have written a poem:
I am Free!
I am free!
To look like Barbie--but with any color hair I want!
To wear a one piece, a bikini, or even a tankini! Because I have choices!
I can wear flats or high heels, and it doesn't even matter if I am short or tall! I can still wear the shoes I want!
My body is basically plastic so I can cut it/mold it/inject it so that I feel good! It's my right to look the way you think is pretty.
Thank you Susan B. Anthony.
Thank you Emilia Earhart.
You paved the way so that I can-with my more better education--flash my boobs during spring break.
That really shows men how independent I am!
God Bless America!
Because children are the future!