Woman Over Fifty—Our Labor Day Celebration
Whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, if you’re a woman over fifty, you can relate. In her speech for the Democratic convention, Hillary Clinton jubilantly stated: “My mother was born before women could vote. But in this election my daughter got to vote for her mother for President.”
There’s no question that we boomers were the transitional generation that drove this truly remarkable achievement. In fact, we indelibly redefined the role of women forever!
We joined forces, mounted our movement, and fought the establishment and the male chauvinists. Despite considerable bumps, bruises, and blows to our ego, we cracked the glass ceiling and did much to liberate women from second-rate jobs and second-class citizenship.
We took women out of the kitchen and into the boardroom, exchanged our lace petticoats for tool belts, and went from selling at bake sales to selling on Wall Street. In fact, we go-getting gals accomplished greater strides in the name of womankind than our foremothers ever dared to imagine.
So let’s take a little time to give ourselves a long overdue and richly deserved pat on the back. Let’s celebrate Labor Day proudly wearing a bright pink collar. Although there’s much more to do, we gals certainly have come a long, long way!