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Helen Reddy has passed away.
Posted by Ellie
on 9/30/2020, 12:08 pm
"I Am Woman", her hit song of 1973 was like a mantra to me back then. I guess I might have been called a bit of a feminist in those days. I didn't subscribe to those who wanted to act like men, sleeping around and cursing like a sailor but I did want equal treatment when it came to abilities. I had my doubts when it came to women's performance when it came to jobs calling for physical strength. I was 38 and at the top of my game. My kids were young but able to function without me hovering over them. We had come through some trying times and overcame them. The words of this song were empowering.