Today I have a special guest on the blog! Please welcome Lauren Baratz-Logsted, author of Crazy Beautiful and the upcoming novel The Education of Bet. She has been doing a special tour where she answers one question a day, and today is mine! Here is the question I asked about The Education of Bet…..
Do you think a woman during this era could have truly done what Bet did?
I absolutely do. Females are incredibly resilient creatures. We’ve had to be: 1) to continually be the half of the species that regularly pushes babies out; and 2) to survive generations of being treated like second-class citizens, making incremental changes all the time, until we’ve reached the point where we are at today. We’re still not treated equally in everything but we’ve come so far just in my lifetime alone. Could all females in circumstances similar to Bet’s do what she does? No. But all it takes is one – one Susan B. Anthony, one Rosa Parks, one Hillary Clinton – to make changes and suddenly the world begins to change as well.
Thanks Lauren! And I fully agree, I think women have proved over and over again how strong we really can be.
Be sure to check back for my review of The Education of Bet in July!