A new children’s book about Hillary Clinton by author Michelle Markel titled Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born To Lead, has a hilarious graphic showing groups of famous men from the 1950s, including Albert Einstein, Edward R. Murrow, Elvis Presley, Jackie Robinson, and President Eisenhower, among others, with captions reading:
In the 1950’s it was a man’s world. Only boys could grow up to have powerful jobs. Only boys had no ceilings on their dreams.
Girls weren’t supposed to act smart, tough, or ambitious. Even though, deep inside, they have felt that way.
But in the town of Park Ridge, Illinois, along came Hillary.
The author might want to note successful women were around before Hillary — a few examples:
Nobel Prize in Physics, 1903: Marie Curie
Nobel prize in Literature, 1909: Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf
Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1911: Marie Curie
American women’s suffrage: 1920
Nobel Peace Prize, 1931: Jane Addams
Golda Meir, prime minister of Israel: 1969
Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of England: 1979
There were some guffaws on Twitter: