Time Passes, Change Happens, Sometimes When We're Not Looking

Time Passes, Change Happens, Sometimes When We're Not Looking

by
Abby Zimet

For those of us who remember when women in power were nigh on unimaginable – Geraldine Ferraro, anyone? – it can be startling to realize how much, in fact, has changed. Stumbling on an NPR newscast in which Secretary of State Hillary Clinton outlined her hopes for Mideast peace – the issue is "part of my heart, not just my portfolio" – we felt a gut, split-second sense of wonder at the blithe pronoun "she," uttered as though it had always been. It hasn't. Rejoice, briefly. 

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