According to the "Wild Words from Wild Women" daily calendar that a friend of mine has, this past Friday was International Women's Day. Although a couple of days late, this quote from that day seems appropriate:
"What was once frowned down upon as unladylike, trivial, and shocking, is now done openly and with the approval of the beholders. Perhaps nothing illustrates this so much as the riding of the bicycle."
--Dr. Gracie Ritchie, mover and shaker in nineteenth-century Canada