I know that everyone who says the word ’empower’ and talks about ’empowering women’ means it in a positive way. Or at least, I hope most people do. But there’s something about that—we were talking earlier about ‘words matter’—that suggests someone granting power. That someone else has that power, and they’re deigning to give us a little piece of it. And that’s something that’s always felt weird to me. I think the thing for us to do is not to sit here and wait for someone to say ‘you may have some power.’ It’s to f— seize that power!
I think it’s important to talk about because while it’s true that women have made huge progress in terms of financial, professional, and personal equality over the past few decades, there are still tons of areas where our gender impacts us, especially financially. And I wanted to explore a few of the areas in which we are seriously still paying for our womanhood.
If you’re a women, it might be nice to know that on some of these fronts it’s not all in your head. And if you’re not a women, it might be useful for you to understand what we are dealing with.
If I had been exposed to the options and opportunities, I would have absolutely gone into it at an earlier age.
You may have heard of the pink tax, but women also face unique financial challenges when it comes to beauty standards, family planning, and …
Bitches get riches because they will not stand to be passed over, talked down to, or left behind. Because they have the skin of a rhinoceros and the unflagging belief that their hard work is worthy of reward.