Although some of our generation are moving into government positions, the statistics show us much more has to happen. The U.S. ranks No. 69 among countries with the highest percentage of women in government, trailing such countries as Afghanistan and Uganda. Although women make up 51 percent of our population, they only make up 17 percent of Congress.
No matter what one’s politics or preferences, we recognize many of today’s viragos in positions of influence, women like Hillary Clinton or Jane Fonda and especially Gloria Steinem. Gloria will always have a special place in moving women toward equality. Celebrating her 80th birthday, she is looking and feeling great, an inspiration for all of us who are redefining the older, bolder woman.
Angelena Craig of Newburyport and Sarasota, Fla., teaches Wellness Workshops, Slow Flow Yoga, and Sit Down and Move classes. She may be reached through www.thenewagingmovement.com.