This has been a sad week for news, especially related to news of significant women, considered icons. First, we lost the stunning beauty and advocate, Elizabeth Taylor. Today, we learn about the loss of Geraldine Ferraro.
Geraldine Ferraro was iconic because she was the first woman to be nominated as the running mate for the position of Vice President, back in 1984, running with Walter Mondale. Although I was a bit of a novice regarding politics, at the time, I was thrilled and suddenly extremely proud to be a woman since society was finally recognizing the power and strength of women in our modern worlds. Growing up during the “women’s movement” I stood my ground, speaking up and the more I listened to these powerful and strong women, the more I wanted to be more than a ‘homemaker.’
Although Ferraro did not become Vice President, she stood her ground, refusing to allow men or her actions to weaken her, or intimidate who, and what, she became.
We, the women of America, will miss Geraldine Ferraro. It is unfortunate that the big “C” word has taken another victim. Just when will they find a cure to end Cancer — for Every One! Although I was never permitted the privilege to meet her, I admired the courage, determination and strength she held, not just for women, but for the US of A. Rest in peace, Geraldine. We mourn your passing.