A woman I look up to is my lifelong friend, Kelsey. (She’s 12 days older than I am, so it’s officially OK for me to say I look up to her.) Kelsey is incredibly brave, and that’s what I admire most about her. In the span of eight months, she got engaged, got married and moved to England with her British husband.
So back when this topic was decided, it seemed like it would be much easier to make a case for why it is better to be a woman than a man. Then I got to thinking: Someone (Kelsey) saddled me with the responsibility to write about how it’s better or easier to be a woman in the midst of the largest women’s rights movement in about 100 years.
She watched her son leave for high school, flipped on the flat screen and then, Alecia McNair waited. Most days, her habit was to listen absent-mindedly to “CBS This Morning” as she prepared for another day as a 53-year-old single mother. But this past fall, it seemed that every time she turned on the news, there was another story about a man who had abused his power, a woman who had finally spoken up, and—this was the part that McNair could hardly believe—an apology.
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