We’re road trippin’–and with respect to Jeff Tweedy (“Hey wake up–your eyes aren’t open wide/For the last couple of miles you’ve been swervin’ from side to side“) this is just a quick post to let you know that the great American midwest is amazingly lush and green compared to our High Plains Desert, and we even enjoy the humidity, too!
I had an interesting conversation over lunch today with a friend who’s a generation older than me–a classic Second Waver, who commented that it’s only women around my age (40) who have really benefited from Second Wave activism and reforms with respect to the working world. She thinks that women who are even just 10 years younger are much more willing to mommy-track or otherwise not prioritize their careers. I’ve noticed anecdotally too that there are more women in their mid-30s to mid-40s whose careers are in the driver’s seat in a partnership or marriage.
But, perhaps it’s far too early to say what’s going on with women in their late 20s or early 30s? Discuss! “You’re gonna make me spill my beer/if you don’t learn how to steer. . . . I don’t like ridin’ on the passenger side.”