Education was the Backup Plan, Betty Reid Soskin
Betty Reid Soskin reflects on her mother’s old-fashioned notions about women’s education.
BETTY SOSKIN: I remember hearing my mother and my aunt talking about a young woman. And I heard my mother say to my aunt that she was pretty homey, that their parents had better educate that girl. Because she was going to have a hard time getting a husband, which was a solid indication of what they thought of educating women. [LAUGHTER]