The tides are changing
By Myrna Gardner
January 13, 2007
In the January 11th ADN Voice of the Times, Tom Brennan writes
that Nancy Pelosi's "hubris is enough to scare the shorts
off any guy." On appearance the article would give the reader
the impression that the writer suffers from an inferiority complex.
Today: fathers take a larger role in the daily raising of their
children. Parents are partners in raising their children. Private
industries feel more pressure to be sensitive to medical and
family emergencies for both sexes.
The girls of my daughter's generation have grown up with little
evidence that women cannot and do not hold any job open to their
male equal. They are the first generation that assumes the secretary
of state is a woman and that a woman can become governor of the
largest state in the union.
Nancy Pelosi and Sarah Palin are someone's mother, wife, and
daughter. In one generation we have moved from a population of
women who were far less educated and represented in the work
force than men to a work force that is half female and a college
population that by 2010 will probably be 60 percent women.
Do we not want our daughters and nieces to step off that treadmill
of custom? Our leaders should come from the "best of the
best" not the path of entitlement or entrenchment.
Received January 13, 2007 - Published January 13, 2007
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