“After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.” ― Ann Richards
I love this quote! It’s so true isn’t it? And it just states the obvious in such a simple way. Women go about their days doing everything expected of them. They often do the same things as men in their day-to-day lives. But they don’t get recognized for their accomplishments. They don’t get recognized for often having to work harder to achieve the same successes as men do?
And why do they need to work harder? As much as we hate to admit it, we still live in a very male dominated world. Men can do less and get more recognition. And often the things that seem to warrant recognition in society are only the things that come easily to men. The things that come easy to women are often trivialized. Society doesn’t put as much value on being a mother, and all the work that that entails, as it does as being a businessman.
Isn’t it time that we start to highly value what women do naturally well? Isn’t it time we gave them all the tools they need to succeed at whatever they choose to pursue? Isn’t it time we give them the credit they deserve when they choose to compete in, and succeed at doing something just as well as a man? I think it’s time.