After strong women like Mary Tyler Moore, Laverne and Shirley, and Murphy Brown entered the workforce, the real world was never the same. Not only were they the first professional women ever to be in skilled leadership positions, they skillfully demonstrated the rise and fall of shoulder pads.
These brave women showed us that a woman could do any job a man can do, as long as she skipped to that job while singing or throwing her garments into the air. Also, Murphy Brown proved that you can have a baby even if you aren’t married—talk about D.I.Y.!