I really enjoyed the most recent episode of House, M.D. (Mon, 2/8). It was the episode which detailed a day in the life of Cuddy. What I really liked about the episode was how they depicted a powerful woman. She handled being a mother (with a child who was under the weather), a contract with a stubborn insurance company, an employee stealing medications, and a stubborn patient who wanted a prescription for breast milk to treat his cancer. You don't often see a woman in charge of big operations, like running a hospital. It was a nice change, and she was portrayed realistically.
She wasn't Super Woman. She showed her emotion of frustration. She stuck to her guns when a lesser person would probably have caved, even at the expense of losing her job (insurance contract issues), and being slandered (lies by the medication-stealing employee).
I know several women who are like her - they are called parents and teachers. They are often underappreciated. So if you know women who are like this, give one a hug, or take them out for a cup of coffee, and tell them how much you respect and appreciate them!
1 year ago