They Also Made History

Two Won Elections, One Broke the Gender Barrier, One Continued to Spread Terror Geraldine Ferraro "Lemme Tell Ya"-- and Did She Ever

Some people, most of them male, wondered what all the fuss was about, the tears and excitement. How would they have felt, the men, if the rules had been reversed? What if, in the 197 years since the Constitution was written, someone of their sex had never been considered for the job? What if, apart from a male President, they had never seen a male bishop, or chairman of the board of General Motors? They would have felt the way women did before Geraldine Ferraro was nominated to run for Vice President on the Democratic ticket. Excluded.

The women's movement, stung...

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