War on Women? (Tuesday)



I doubt they’d think of themselves this way, but my grandmother and mother were quiet soldiers in the war for work equality.


Grandma was hired as a full-time department store clerk during World War II. She was told it was just till the male clerks came home. Management wondered if men would buy underwear from a woman. They did, and Grandma kept her job until she retired years later.

My mother crossed the equal pay for equal work barrier when I was in college.

They didn’t fight with rhetoric and grandstanding. They showed up and worked hard–a victory for consistency and trustworthiness.bless trustworthy

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