Me: But at least I get to see Gloria Steinem speak! I think everyone should see her once. It's something I'm glad to check off the life list.
John: How come?
Me: Because she is one of the mothers of feminism! She was there! She, like, helped start it!
John: I think feminism is a failed experiment. Like California.
*cue gratitude for a witty joke rather than any attempt at a serious discussion of
feminist history in the U.S. over the last 40 years*