A woman’s worth

This story in the NYT caught my eye the other day for various reasons, but an easy reason is that it took place in upstate New York (Cohoes and Wayne County, to be exact). Reading this story, I am struck by the yawning gap between the higher ground we like to think all women have achieved in the 21st century, versus the reality of some women’s lives (mothers and daughters both)… the social script that is inscribed over their very cradles even in this “modern” age, and which they deviate from (or, through misfortune, are cut off from) at their peril.

This happened in upstate New York, not too far from Seneca Falls.