This week has been challenging for me, as a recovering journalist I have so many things to say but have held them inside. Partially because I never know which clients might considering hiring me, but mostly because as a trained journalist, my opinions are those of myself and not representative of someone else or another organization.
That being said. Where is the first woman president? Heck, even vice president? Look, I’m not some balls-to-the-wall feminist, but seriously. Why can’t a woman run this country? Things couldn’t get any worse. Besides we relate to most of the voting population. Seriously, it’s 2012!
When I imagined what it would be like at this age, I thought that a woman in office went without saying. My dad, a machinist who raised me in the democratic fashion, had no problem voting for a female VP in 1984. You see, my dad taught me a lot. And one of those things is that women can be anything they want to be.
So why after all of these years do I feel like nothing has changed? Look, I’m not trying to make any kind of political stand, but I do think young women deserve to know the truth. You can be anything you want to be. Period. My dad taught me that. And I’ve never stopped believing.