Nancy Pelosi will soon make history as the first woman to be Speaker of the House, and the highest ranking woman ever in the United States. When talking about her rise in the political realm, Pelosi says:
"It's tough. You talk about the glass ceiling. This is the marble ceiling," Pelosi says. Her ascendance, she says, tells women, "they can handle power at any level, that we can breathe air at this altitude," and it "bodes well" for a woman to be elected president.
I, for one, hope that Pelosi will work to the benefit of all the women she serves. I hope she proves that while she may be seen as lesser, weaker, and unfit by many, she is now, more than ever, fearless towards and emboldened by the path that lies before her. It is a fine day to be a woman.