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Elections, Candidates, Short Skirts

by edithsinc on October 21, 2016 No comments

I’ve been stuck in conflict since childhood.  What have I done?  What have I said?  What will people thelection-short-skirtsink?  What does my image say about me.  I’ve been wracked with guilt for years.

When I was young, we learned that everything, we wrote on paper and sent to people, was out in the world forever.  Today, everything is instant and our image can easily be found on the web.  Everything we say, everything we write, and everything we see is out there forever for everyone to comment on.

I am bombarded by election news — candidates, and pundits, speaking about everything that the candidates have said and done.  I can’t imagine looking into a crystal ball and seeing everything I’ve said and done.  I can’t imagine trying to defend every moment of my life?

Having said that — I am currently reading “The 10X Rule.”  In it, the author, Grant Cordone, suggests that we have to take responsibility for our lives and refuse to be the victim.  In a world of fashion faux pas, this may lead to Bezi™ Bra Discs™.

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Years ago, while watching a concert on TV, I was shocked to see that as the singer walked on-stage, her dress was transparent – you could see her legs through her skirt.  Last week, I was at an event.  Several women went onto a stage.  They each had beautiful short dresses on.  Unfortunately, their dresses were very short.  Although, the dresses were just short at ground level, on stage, the audience was looking up.  I actually remember almost nothing that followed.  I held my breath that their underwear would not be exposed.  How embarrassing – and it wasn’t even me?  I am sure that each of these women would have wanted every member of the audience to appreciate what they were doing, and not a possible fashion disaster.

As women, we all check out our outfits in a mirror before leaving the house.  What do we look for?  Do we check to see if our skirts/dresses reveal anything?  And, do we think about what might show if an unusual circumstance that might arise.

Years ago, I was told of a circumstance where men in an office thought it fun to turn the air-conditioning down before a weekly meeting and watched a female colleague, wearing a tee shirt, enter the room.  Would she, at that moment, want a photograph taken with “headlights” showing?

The point – Don’t be a victim to “Headlights.”  As women, our voices should be heard without distraction!  Try Bezi™ Bra Discs™ and let me know what you think.

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Women, Work, and Glass Ceilings

by edithsinc on August 31, 2016 No comments

When did nine-to-five and a paycheck become the only description of work?  Recently Barbara Corcoran made the following comment on the television show:  The View.

“I think that’s a fallacy promulgated out there. Nobody is putting women down … The women I know that have been in corporate America that made it to a certain rank, they opt out more than anything because they have good judgment. They think “Is this worth it?” No. “Is the politics worth it?” No. “Do I want to spend more time raising my family and being a good parent?” Yes. They make a quality-of-life judgment. I think that’s more of it than anything else, than guys putting girls down.”

Following her comment, there was some lively discussion.  But, from another vantage-point — why is it that when I tell people I work, they often say yah, but think no.

Think about all of the women who we have met in life who make money outside of a traditional 9-5 job, i.e., the lady who takes care of dogs while her clients are working, a friend who sells and trades children’s clothes on the web to cobble money for new tires for her car, the gal who takes care of a friend’s children while she works, all of the women who raise children while working for independent companies, the coaches, consultants, and virtual assistants who have created their own companies, the not-so-retired women who have found second, third, or fourth careers, and on, and on.

Several years ago, I had an opportunity to meet with an accountant for a mini-business audit.  It was a courtesy because we both belonged to a local business group.  When he checked out my business records, he turned to me, with a rather surprised look, said “wow, you do have a business.”  Funny how it works.  If a man owns a business, it’s a business.  If a woman owns a business, unless she shows her balance sheet, men think that she has a hobby.

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No-one said that there had to be a glass ceiling for women.  We, as women, have bought into the definition.  I challenge all of us to take note the Independent, Self-Employed Women who we work with and know.  They are my heroes.

Today’s Woman needs Respect and Understanding.  When a Woman says she is working, she is.

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