Throughout my short career, I have had a pretty strong sense that women work harder than men. This is not some nutty, femi-nazi statement meant to piss off old, white guys. This is merely an observation I have made over the years, working on Friday nights, or any weekday night for that matter. Or even weekend! When you look around, there is nothing left but women.
This has never really frustrated me, unless I found out that the first dude to bail had a larger salary than I do. Then IT WOULD PISS ME OFF!
That said, I also think women are immensely more efficient than men. Mostly because professional women don’t spend the time to bullshit with each other. So in that regard, here is a recent photo a girlfriend of mine sent me (I call her ‘mini-me’.). Enjoy!
“Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of our husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could. … If particular care and attention is not paid to the Ladies we are determined to forment a Rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation.”
– Abigail Adams, letter to John Adams, March 31, 1776
Almost 250 years ago, women realized the need to have an equal say in society and saw the misgivings of their male counterparts. (Shocker, I know.)
What surprises me the most in this quote are the strong words she uses in saying that women will not be bound by rules they did not set. Those were strong words for the time, but necessary nonetheless.
This quote reminds me a bit of my two previous posts — as in why should I participate in these preconceived notions of how to live my life, when I never had any say in how those notions were created?
Why “Rebellious One”? I chose this name because whenever anybody tells me to do something — and for some reason, this happens alot — I want to do EXACTLY the opposite. Almost immediately. This ranges from my husband telling me to get more wood for the fire to my Board of Directors telling me I need to grow our organization. In both instances the moments proceeding these comments I was actually thinking the same thing and planning it out. But the very moment somebody SAYS to do it, I immediately want to say no!
What the hell is that?
I don’t know what it is, but I imagine it is the same trait that makes me successful. If I stayed at my previous job, that was safe, I would be bored out of my mind by the slow pace of bureaucracy and still spinning my wheels due to the same frustrations.
Let’s hope at some point in my life I gather the maturity to finally shelve that immediate need to tell somebody to take a flying leap.