What can YOU say in six sentences?
When you look at the Empire State Building, the Golden Gate Bridge or a Bentley, you do not think of a woman.
This occurred to me as I watched two women selecting a cake size and shape, then the frosting color and design, all meticulous decisions for them, then I realized that we all have the urge to create, which I already knew, but we all want to build too and yet, while men are out conquering and building empires, we women are planning baby showers, giant weddings, graduation parties, and making executive life-changing decisions about cakes!?!
History books are filled with stories of men who quite visibly changed the world; they built airplanes, invented telephones, light bulbs, vaccum cleaners, and even the first birth control pill.
Look around -- men built the world.
I'm still trying to wrap my brain around this, how as a woman I am perceived by men (and now myself) as a cook/whore/princess/nanny/janitor in a grand palace built by someone else; I am perceived as the whole of women, in one of two ways, either as the lyrics of Simon and Garfunkel -- Clothed in crinoline, Softer than the rain -- or the Commodores -- How can she lose with the sex she use, 36-24-36, what a winning hand.
When I look around at what glory the world will remember, I do not see a woman in the picture.