Thursday, 5 November 2009
Shaking the Tree - Feminisme and Diversite!
Seeing as it's Firework and Bonfire Night, I thought I'd set off a sparkler of mine own!
Forgive me for speaking to my women readers, and I don't mean to alienate any of the chaps who drop by here, but we women still have much to learn and even further to go and grow in so many countries -- ...I mean in terms of changing lives, celebrating who we are and what we have achieved... We need to look out for others, and continue to strive for ours and others' rightful equality of opportunities...
We must never forget how far we have come... and how far we are yet to go, mes bloggy dames and desmoiselles... Et les messieurs aussi.
It is only just over a decade ago that I was in a job interview at the factory my sweet and funny, much-missed, late father worked in for most of his adult life, and the chauvinistic Personnel Manager, on hearing that my son was only 3 years of age, admonished me that women really should be in the home, and not in the workplace.
He told my dad that he hoped to have something for me in the future as he had been very impressed by my performance at interview! The cheek of the chauvinist swinehund!
Did you shake the tree today, this week, this month, this year, lassies and lads?