Happy Goddess Venus day! Friday is named after the germanic goddess Frigg with the Roman goddess Venus, with whom the day is associated in many different cultures.
Women of the world, we have a day of the week which belongs to us!
It’s never too late to start something new and celebrate being a woman. I spent years in the corporate world, wearing suits, minimal makeup and dulling down my feminism. I’m a bit angry with myself about that. Why didn’t I prove how powerful a feminine woman can be? Why did I want to blend in with the guys? I was trying to prove that I could be as good as them, better even.
When men tell me there is no sexual discrimination in the workplace, I laugh – loudly! They have no idea.
Having been subject to comments such as ‘I can’t pay you the same as the guys, it wouldn’t be fair, you have a husband’ ‘Why should you earn more than me? My wife doesn’t work and you have dual income’ ‘Why are you in the office so late? Don’t you need to go home and cook dinner?’ or this one which was said to me more times that I care to remember: ‘Do you know what the word WIFE stands for? Washing, Ironing, F*cking, Etc’.
I can only hope the younger generation are not subjected to comments and treatment like this. I have an endless list of comments like this, they are not rare at all. These men are still in the workplace and will continue to attempt to belittle women for their entire career.
So today is our day! Let’s celebrate each Friday as goddess day and show the world how awesome we are.
I woke up to an email from @thrivecausemetics , informing me they will use the work I did for them in a TV campaign in the USA. Come on…I’m 53 – how awesome is this??????!!!!
Have a beautiful weekend.