… a time when a business credit card issued to a professional woman would be rejected at most restaurants?

… a time when a professional woman meeting a client for a working lunch would be escorted out of a restaurant by a Maitre D’ to wait for her client in a lobby?

… a time when a woman with a stellar academic record would be refused admission to a graduate program solely on the basis of her sex, and told that if she made a “fuss” about it, she would be seated “under the seminar table?”

… a time when a professional woman was offered less than the pay of her male counterparts because her husband was employed and earning a “living wage?”

If your imagination can not paint the pictures for you, find an octogenarian to help you fill in the imagery. And, if you can’t find an octogenarian, contact me and I’ll gladly provide you with well delineated vivid illustrations.

I look forward to hearing from you.