Today's task was to find a story and dissect it. Check out the story I chose here. It's about something known as the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) intended to give women secure rights beyond the 19th Amendment. It was never ratified, but still has an impact on society today. The story, while about the ERA, is actually about Women's Equality Day, which happens to be today (August 26th). More importantly, however, the story is about the woman behind the day. Her name is Bella Abzug. A strong New Yorker with a flare for brash conversation and wide-rimmed hats.
From this story, there are many other stories you could form. Here are five I can think of:
If I were to pick one of the stories above to write, I would definitely choose number five. I would LOVE to spend time with a woman in a male-dominated field and find out how her days go. I want to see if she gets respect and what it takes for her to get that respect. Did she have to compromise herself to get to where she is? Why or why didn't she do that? That would be fascinating to me, especially as a novelist whose main character is a female detective in one of the largest U.S. cities. I love to see women in power and, even more than that, I love to know how they made it there.