Girl’s Dreams

You voted for my admission to your medical college as a joke. I became the first woman to receive a degree as MDΒ from an American college, Elizabeth Blackwell.

I worked as a teacher for nine years to save enough money to attend Oberlin College. I was a talented speaker but women were not allowed to participate in public debating. The college asked me to write the commencement address for my graduating class, but they asked a man to give the address not me, Lucy Stone.

I was first in my class at Columbia and one of nine women in my Harvard Law School class. After I graduated from Harvard I found out that women were not hired by most law firms. During my legal career I fought against gender bias in the workplace. I am the second woman to become a Supreme Court Justice of the United States, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

I was the first student ever to be a speaker at a Wellesley College graduation ceremony. I was one of 27 women in my Yale Law School graduating class. I said, “human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights..” I want to be the first woman to be President of the United States, Hillary Clinton.

This post is based on true stories. I am inspired by the possibility of having a woman President. Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers is hosted by Priceless Joy.

 

 

26 thoughts on “Girl’s Dreams

  1. mandibelle16

    I really loved this take Deborah. Woman through the decades becoming educated, finding knowledge is power, yet fighting their way through the issues of gender-equality. I would like to think we’ve gotten better in many ways as a society And I do hope too, the US has its first women President. I think she will do fine, and have a good ‘first man’ to help guide her too. As well, she is the only thing standing btw a certain Donald Trump and the presidency and I’m extremely scared some people will be dumb enough to vote for him. Wonderful piece. Inspiring!

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Reading about these women and others is pretty inspiring. I was aiming for illustrating a theme that ran through the history, of aspirations many times denied or achieved with great struggle. And then maybe some progress. πŸ™‚

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