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

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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