Generations of us women have done our part to break the chains of the kitchen and the never-ending laundry. Here are some conflicts that, for me, arise nearly on a daily basis. I wonder if you feel the same?
Quit asking permission.
This is what empowerment is. We need to teach that. We can’t look to men or the government for permission. That is the opposite of empowerment.
We got the “green light” with the Equal Right Amendment and the right to vote. There is nothing more to do except deal with your own self.
Set your sights on a goal, learn what you need to know and go after it. For example, if you aren’t getting paid as much as the others then find out what the pay rate is and go ask your employer for that pay rate.
If women are empowered to haggle a lower price for a good deal, why aren’t they negotiating a higher salary? Both moves cut into the opposing side’s portion while managing their own portion.
The more we get specific in the fight for equality, the more we create an uneven playing field. The Man’s world is not equal. They are always battling each other for a line up in whose the best. Who is the richest, smartest, fastest, strongest, slyest. They want to be the most successful. The best provider. If they feel inadequate, they will think of something to be the best in and go after it. When we ask for equality with men, we need to know what we are asking to be equal to.
If women knew how to do it we would be making more than men. We need to learn how to do it and then share that knowledge.
The point is … If we have equal rights, then we don’t need to ask for equal rights. We pursue our individual freedoms to make them our own and that is equality.