I take my equality with men for granted. These women (all three) were at the front lines in 1985, back when it wasn’t so very easy to defend your choices, or to compete with men, or even to make the decision to be a homemaker (because then
Suellen Olson was named Girl of the Month by Kay Greenfield, president of the Worthington Business and Professional Women’s club in November 1960. It was really cool that we had a Worthington Business and Professional Women’s club in 1960.
I know, I have a weird fascination for “The Gift Wife.” I’ll stop, I promise. There’s plenty to flinch over in this tiny excerpt, though, from the image of the black servant that seems to be taken straight of out blackface minstrelsy, to the text, where the gift wife talks about how great it is…