On the back of marches all around the world, the death of Mary Tyler Moore started me thinking today.
For many of us she really did have it all. A great job, respected, an apartment, she was happily single and had the best friends in the world.
She was the ultimate feminist. One with poise and grace and a roll model for all us then, young girls growing up in a world where reaching the glass ceiling was as important as raising a family, for some more important and that’s ok as it’s our choice, Right?
She, along with Gidget were my childhood. I have to say I never really mastered the surfboard like Gidget and raising a family was more important than any glass ceiling. However now as I am getting older and wiser I understand the lessons of those trivial, throw away TV citcoms. It was all about being yourself, surrounded by family and great friends. I wonder if when these shows were being made they realized what a breakthrough statement the were making. I doubt it. I also hadn’t thought much of it myself until today when that funny, strong and sensible Mary passed peacefully away.
So to all the feminists out there today, take a look back …..Mary did it on and off the screen in a peaceful, proud and strong way. So maybe we should all go out tomorrow and throw our hats in the air and truly believe that “we’re going to make it after all”/
RIP Mary Tyler Moore, a lady before your time.