Monday, August 18, 2008

The many faces of being a Sybil Adelman Sage

Channel surfing last night at midnight drove home what being a woman means in 2008:

At the same moment as a re-run of the Obama/McCain interview with McCain citing E-Bay founder Meg Whitman as one of three people whose opinion he'd seek out should he become president, the teenage female gymnasts were shown executing seemingly impossible and gravity-defying floor programs and then managing to congratulate rivals while a few stations away two morbidly obese women whose efforts to lose hundreds of pounds were being shown, and CNN was presenting a special on women in Afghanistan who have to sneak off - at great risk - to get an education.

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