That was the saying when I was in my 30's.
It was part cigarette saying and the by word
of women. The call, so to speak, that we
could do anything. That men were nice, but
we did not have to have them to survive.
The times of Anne Murray and I, am Woman.
Or Althea Franklin's R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Yes, you
have come a long way, Baby... Or so we thought.
In the news of the past few days and weeks, it
has shown us that the young women, the teens
have not learn this lesson what so ever.
Once again, we see women being beat by men,
even the music singers. We see that teen girls
are taking pictures of themselves in the nude to
impress some boy, and texting them to boys.
And of course, they end up on the web. So
little respect for themselves.
Why can't they believe in themselves. Have pride
that they have much to offer, and it has nothing to
do with sex. I find it hard to believe that these
young ladies dream to become porno stars, yet
they are leaving themselves open to such a life.
Where do they think those pictures are going to
Makes my "you come a long way, baby, fighting
heart cry. Did we women of the 1950's, 60's and some
in the 70's, stand tall for this? Is this what our battle
cry was for? Did we fight for respect, in careers,
marriages and life in general for this?
Sad.. real sad...
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