I began wearing hats as a young lawyer because it helped me to establish my professional identity. Before that, whenever I was at a meeting, someone would ask me to get coffee.
I'm a politician. I run for office. That's my profession.
When I first became a lawyer, only 2% of the bar was women. People would always think I was a secretary. In those days, professional women in the business world wore hats. So I started wearing hats.
Politics, as a practise, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
A professional is a man who can do his job when he doesn't feel like it. An amateur is a man who can't do his work when he does feel like it.
For a woman to attain a high level in a male-dominated profession, she has to work twice as hard and/or be twice as smart.