Sometimes, when I read about women who’ve sold their souls for men, making themselves into human Barbie dolls by starving themselves, having their breasts enlarged and their faces whittled; when I hear that women today still don’t make the same wage a man makes for the same jobs; when I see the women I know struggling to raise small children without the benefit of child support from their fathers; when I hear about self-righteous Christers condemning a woman’s right to her own body, to keep or abort a child, to speak her mind ... I wonder whether all that hard-won progress the feminists of my generation and the generations before mine achieved had any effect at all on the world.
Sometimes, it doesn’t seem like it.
And then something happens to make me understand that while there are those who would chip away at the rights of women and girls, they haven’t won yet. And as long as there are women who will stand up, work hard for their rights and fight, those ignorant troglodytes never will.
Today’s a red-letter day in the long history of equal rights in the
“This is an historic moment - for the Congress, and for the women of this country. It is a moment for which we have waited more than 200 years. Never losing faith, we waited through the many years of struggle to achieve our rights. But women weren't just waiting; women were working. Never losing faith, we worked to redeem the promise of
-- Nancy Pelosi