I’m waiting patiently until Senator Joe Biden names Senator Kamala Harris as his pick as running mate for Vice President. Maybe that is the day Pasadenans name a park Loretta Glickman Park or a street Loretta Glickman. Loretta Glickman was Pasadena's first African American female city council woman. In New York, they have named a Park after Shirley Chisholm, their Congress Woman.
Kamala Harris has had a distinguished career as a United States Senator, candidate for President of the United States and as California Attorney General, so why not Vice President of the United States? Certainly, Biden owes black America a shot at Vice President just as President Obama gave him a shot at the honorable spot.
There’s an old saying that “A woman’s place is in the home and the kitchen.” That saying has been modifi ed to say, “A woman’s place is in the home, in the Congress, and wherever she’s smart enough, wherever she wants to be.” As an example, Harris tells the story of how she and her sister made history waiting on the school bus in Northern California to integrate the public schools there. She’s been making history ever since. I’ll say it again, “Why not Vice President?” To quote the idiot president we have now, “What do we have to lose?”
Men, including American men, have mistreated women since time immemorial. Now it’s time to give them their due. Spousal abuse has become an American pastime and/or sport for men, usually accompanied by heavy drinking. For others, women have been playthings, and to others they have become trafficked and an incomemaking industry. It must stop, or as some put it, “TIME’S UP!” It’s time for recognition of legitimate gender equality.
Historically, girls played with dolls in preparation for roles as mothers, matrons and caretakers. Time has traded the dolls for microscopes, research papers, coders, technicians, lawmakers and legal briefs. Women have not given up the dolls they had and added new toys to their collection, demonstrating they can do it all. We’ve had women Ambassadors and Prime Ministers. Now we can add Vice Presidents, on the road to President, and we can start with Kamala Harris as Vice President.