Written for: Elizabeth’s Creativity Challenge – Day 21
Grandparents came to this country
from Russia. Speaking no English,
my grandfather was able to find
work. Grandmother had more to learn
in terms of dealing with shopkeepers,
bringing two children to school,
keeping a clean house, and being
responsible for all cooking.
Parent’s generation saw more women
working, and during war time, took
over traditionally male jobs.
My generation of women were expected
to earn their own livings. We were
rebellious. Marches, protests, speeches,
and self-assertion defined us. Driven
by a heady sense of freedom and power,
many women believed they could do it
all. Notion of Superwoman.
It either side fails in their
responsibilities, we will end up
like government with their non-
functioning system of checks