Memories & musings do come to me now and then, especially when I see how things have changed for the better, especially for women over the years.
This is not me on a trip of nostalgia but one of joy at the opportunities for women (and men of course) on the internet.
I have seen many changes for women over the years. When we are leading such busy lives its easy to forget how much the empowerment of women has progressed.
Memories & Musings
When I began working after leaving school, I became a Nurse. Male nurses were few and yet they earned more than female nurses.
Equal pay didn’t arrive till many years later.
My brief marriage ended after less than two years and I decided I wanted to join the Royal Air Force as a nurse. We hadn’t officially got divorced and the Royal Air Force wouldn’t allow me to apply without written permission from my ex husband.
Women were not allowed to wear trousers for work and they were frowned upon full stop to be honest, anywhere.
Advertisements in those days always positioned the women in the kitchen being the doting mother and housewife. This happens less now.
Things have moved on a lot since those days and although there are many women around the world who remain oppressed, women’s empowerment has been an amazing shift from my younger days. There is a huge amount that could be included in this post, however, I had to remind myself it was a blog post and not a book you were reading.
Opportunities Now In 2016
All women now have the opportunity to further the empowerment of women throughout the world and there is still much to be done in terms of equality. Lets celebrate though, how far we have come since my younger days.
Here are a few good quotes from women, from an article celebrating International Women’s Day.
“One is not born, but rather becomes a woman” Simone De Beavoir
“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult” Melinda Gates.
“The question isn’t who’s going to let me, its who is going to stop me” Ayn Rand
I believe the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st Century” Hilary Clinton
You can see more in the video contained in the article mentioned above.
When I was a broke single parent, the Internet wasn’t around with the opportunities that are available now. Worries of having enough money to live on and getting out of poverty were a constant.
Getting a job was fraught with difficulties in terms of child care, especially during school holidays. Check out my About Me page for more detail about my story.
Nowadays, women can work from home using the internet and many in fact do.
Women and men of all ages are building a home business to give them the freedom they seek and the income they desire. The fantastic part is the industry does not discriminate against women or age. In fact, it doesn’t discriminate against anyone.
If this had been around when I was younger it is an industry I would have chosen. Having said that, I have no regrets about my previous career. It gave me my current lifestyle.
I hope this post gives you an insight how much better things are now. Of course there is always room for improvement. However, if you are woman reading this and you want to improve your life then having your own home business is OPEN to you right now.
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