I did a search and it seems that the SDMB is only remembering Geraldine Ferraro as a point scorer in this year’s Celebrity Death Pool. Well, that’s a sad state of affairs.
As a child, 1984 was the first Election I was aware of in an engaged way.
I don’t think I even knew whether my family favored The Democratic Party or The Republican Party until Geraldine Ferraro was named Mondale’s Vice Presidential running mate.
I to this day have never seen such a glow of pride as I saw in the faces of my mother and my aunts. As a 9 year old boy, my inner Feminist was stirred to inspiration: “Yes! It is finally happening!”
These days I’m often dismayed that Feminism in the U.S. has withered nearly to the point of atrophy. Hearing of Geraldine Ferraro’s death, remembering how I felt back then, thinking of the role models that women my age grew up with, it is my hope to see her name remembered and remembered with esteem.