If you are old enough, you remember when Helen Reddy recorded "I Am Woman." If you were a mushy-brained liberal in your youth (as I was, to some extent), it was a powerful anthem about the importance of getting beyond sexism. I heard "I Am Woman" yesterday afternoon, and I was struck by how incredibly self-important it sounds now (perhaps because there's no longer any question about this)--and then I found myself saying, "Did she just rhyme 'embryo' with 'go'?" Sure enough?
I am woman watch me grow
See me standing toe to toe
As I spread my lovin' arms across the land
But I'm still an embryo
With a long long way to go
Until I make my brother understand