Just a typical Jewish mom... with a superhero complex.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
I just got back from the park with my daughters and one of their friends. The girls had a great time riding their bicycles and playing in the sprinklers. I sat on a bench reading Golda Meir's autobiography. Leftist, shmeftist, who cares? She was one of the ballsiest Jewish women ever, and I admire her enormously. It did strike me, however, how unfair it was that she had to choose between her family and her career. Why is it that only women have to make that choice, and end up feeling incredibly guilty (as Golda did) no matter which one they choose? I kept thinking about Barack Obama. He has two very young daughters whose lives are being severely impacted by his Presidential ambitions, yet no one even mentions this. Could you imagine the kind of criticism his wife would face if SHE dared to run for office with 2 little kids at home? She wouldn't even make it out the door.