By Senator Lena C. Taylor
I grew up during the tail end of the 1980’s and danced my way into the 1990’s. From Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power” to Queen Latifah’s “Ladies First,” music powered my politics and my fierce understanding of feminism. I learned at my grandmother’s knee and by my mother’s side, what it meant to be a woman in this world. I knew there were expectations and limitations that had been made for my life, by other people. I would come to understand that James Brown’s declaration that “this is a man’s world” was a mantra based in pattern, practice and at times, in the law. Let’s face it, women are treated differently in this country.
The recent announcement of United States Sen. Kamala Harris (D-California) as the Vice-Presidential running mate on the Democratic ticket, has just upped the ante. While there weren’t “binders” of women being considered for the V.P. post, the pool of candidates…