Equality in Business? Not if I Can Help It

Written by MaryAnn Shank


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I daresay that Grandma didnít care about floppy scarves. She had more important things on her mind. And so should we.

We have families that need our guidance and love. We have communities that need our leadership and sensitivity. We have a world that can benefit immensely fromrepparttar gifts that we, as businesswomen, can bring to it. And we have businesses that need Ö yes, a womanís touch.

My other grandma raised her family by herself, too Ė 5 children and a disabled husband. She was a nurse, bless her heart. It is for her, andrepparttar 140588 legions like her thatrepparttar 140589 modern womenís lib movement is meant to help most of all.

It is due torepparttar 140590 armies of women in mid-20th century who fought for equal pay, better working conditions, child care, health insurance, Medicaid programs and work sharing that our part ofrepparttar 140591 world has become such a better place.

We certainly havenít won all of our battles. There is still a long way to go. But, my goodness, can you imagine what our world would be like if we had been like men? If we had simply put on suits and said, ďYes, sir.Ē

No, we opted to be different. We opted to representrepparttar 140592 under-represented,repparttar 140593 poor,repparttar 140594 neglected. And more power to us for having tried. I will opt forrepparttar 140595 way ofrepparttar 140596 turtle, slow and steady, so that as we win our wars, everyone will benefit.

There was a History channel program recently that showed Nazis proclaiming that US women could never help inrepparttar 140597 war effort because we couldnít do anything more severe than dust a table. They didnít know Rosierepparttar 140598 Riveter, or you or me.

I celebrate our difference.

I will fight tooth and nail so that women and minorities donít have to be equal to men.

Will you join me? Itís time.

Ms. Shank is founder/president of BusinessPlanMaster.com. Her decades of experience in the man's world of business finance gives her a unique, wry outlook on the issue of equality.


The Waves Come and Go!

Written by Arthur Zulu


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EXCERPTED FROM "BEAUTIFUL," A POETRY COLLECTION BY ARTHUR ZULU, TO BE PUBLISHED SOON. IF YOU ENJOYED READING THE POEM AND WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION TOWARD ITS PUBLICATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE AUTHOR.)

ARTHUR ZULU is an editor, book reviewer, playwright, and published author. He also writes short stories, scripts, essays, and poems, and ghost writes for others. For his works, professional services, and FREE helps for writers, goto: http://controversialwriter.tripod.com mailto: controversialwriter@yahoo.com Web search: Arthur Zulu

ARTHUR ZULU is an editor, book reviewer, playwright, and published author. He also writes short stories, scripts, essays, and poems, and ghost writes for others.


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