The witch with her broom is also the woman tossed up in a basket—the high flyer, the visionary, terrifying to many… and more necessary now than ever.
No connection erases the primal fear that is a constant in our culture: the fear of the power of women.
In Mabel’s case, as in the case of so many women, it’s the myths rather than the facts that are remembered.
I’ve avoided writing about what is going on in our presidential election, not wanting to focus more attention on this ignoble display. But Sunday night was too much.
We are debaters; we are leaders; we are women who have learned a lot of the lessons of the past… we now know how to defend ourselves, both literally and legally.
Torrential rains are pouring across our political landscape these days, and sometimes seem about to erode all vision.
We need to be alert, this strange campaign season, to the way language is being distorted, subtly, to convey certain points of view.
It is not too late for us women to wake up and realize what a woman president could do for all of us.