|I rather wonder about how familiar the 80's really was, I just didnt pay much attention.
||[Jan. 29th, 2007|02:37 pm]
a.d.h.d ramblings and obsessions
Some women embraced their outsider status. Senator Patty Murray, Democrat of Washington, campaigned in 1992 as “just a mom in tennis shoes,” capitalizing on a dismissive comment once directed her way by a male politician. But the reservations of many voters were real 15 or 20 years ago.
Today, many political strategists say women no longer have to be so defensive. Voters have grown more accustomed to women in powerful positions. And women like Ms. Pelosi and Mrs. Clinton, whatever other problems they may have, have been on the public scene long enough and are familiar enough players in the architecture of power that they no longer have to prove their strength day in and day out.
In fact, strong leadership was seen as one of Mrs. Clinton’s core attributes in a CBS News Poll, conducted Jan. 18-21. Sixty-four percent of the men surveyed, and 75 percent of the women, said Mrs. Clinton had strong qualities of leadership.
It sounds weirder then I remember. 15-20 years ago would have us at 1987-1992. I guess I am not really a Gen-Xer. I was entirely too oblivious to catch many cultural references. The 80's I remember mostly as the era where my friends picked up a lot of their nostalgia music and fashion taste: I like lace gloves and punk rock! I was kind of a loner as a child, and didn't really get into music much until I went clubbing, my less nostalgic friends grew up "Clinton centrists."
Also: what I remember in the 1980's had more to do with stories out of Brazil and I wasn't much interested in having a social life until I discovered parties. When I was a kid, I was content to play monopoly and ponies with the girls down the street and their sisters; I rather ignored the culture wars, even if a lot of my friends did not. I never redefined as much of my vocabulary.