Having someone to have one's back

Jun 08 2016 Published by under Uncategorized

Hillary Clinton's victory speech tonight, after the primaries in California and NJ, contained lots of good words.

Tonight's victory is not about one person.

It belongs to generations of women and men who struggled and sacrificed and made this moment possible.

and [my emphasis]

And I learned about those persistent problems and the unfinished promise of America that you're living with. So many of you feel like you're out there on your own, that no one has your back. Well, I do. I hear you. I see you. And as your president, I will always have your back.

And it brought tears to my eyes. Not because I think Hillary will have my back either figuratively or actually, I'm not naïve.

I don't think I've never had anyone who really had my back. Maybe one former partner when I was very ill. But in my career? No. The very idea of someone to have your back was a thought just not thought.

Things do change. They really do.

One response so far

  • Zuska says:

    Having someone ON my back, that was common enough.

    I was lucky a few times in my career to work with extraordinary groups of women colleagues. Maybe not my bosses, maybe not even in my direct department or division - but without them I would surely have sunk as a stone on the waters.

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