What Do I Want Be When I Grow Up? Beautiful, Smart and Fearless.

I was in my teens when the last woman’s movement came into full swing. I say last because women have been fighting for equality for some time. There will always be room for improvement, but the truth is, women have made great strides in modern America. Disagree? Well consider this.  When I interviewed for a job at a major insurance company at the age of 19, I was asked if I was pregnant (I wasn’t) and whether or not I used birth control, and if I did, what kind of birth control I used! Mmm… Maybe they thought a big belly would get in the way of the file drawer. 

 

What do you suppose would have happened if my interviewer had asked one of these lovely ladies if they used birth control? I’m pretty sure he would have been wearing that sign around his neck.

The purpose of today’s blog isn’t to tackle the dicey subject of women’s rights but to celebrate the women who blazed the trail before us and made the path a little easier to follow. If you’ll clink on the toptenz link (I love this site, by the way. He comes up with really interesting stuff) you’ll see that some of our wackiest most interesting trailblazers lived more than two-hundred years ago. They did what they wanted to and didn’t look to the rest of the world for approval.

http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-beauties-of-the-19th-century.php

So ladies, be beautiful, smart, and fearless. And have some fun while you’re at it.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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and have a Great Week!

 

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About Diana Douglas

Diana Douglas, author. Coorganizer of the Arizona Novel Writers Workshop. Member Arizona Historical Novel Society, Member BooksGoSocial Authors, Transplanted Texan. http://www.meetup.com/Arizona-Writers-Workshop-com http://twitter.com/#!/themodernscribe
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3 Responses to What Do I Want Be When I Grow Up? Beautiful, Smart and Fearless.

  1. Kat says:

    Great post–and fab photo of the ladies! Love it. I definitely feel a lot of gratitude for the trailblazers who came before and the opportunities they opened up for all of us!

  2. hawleywood40 says:

    I too feel a lot of gratitude for those who came before us and blazed the trail. Some days when we’re struggling to make it as women in today’s world, it is easy to forget how much harder it would have been without them.

  3. What a great post Diana! Perfect picture as well. This should have been entered into a Beauty of a Woman Blog Fest. Perfect post on strong beautiful women. Loved this and will be sharing it. And it’s because of posts like this and your others that support writers that Inion and I have nominated you for “The Reality Blog Award”. Head over to our blog for the details and congrats my friend.

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