The Glass Ceiling

The Glass Ceiling

A Poem by Daffy
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Inequality in pay and opportunity, how shameful.

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Man should have some means of getting his bread
By the labour of his hand......or by his head.....

By 'man' we mean both girls and boys
Equal in their game with toys,
Equal as they grow and work
Neither any labour shirk.

By 'man' we mean of any race
Of yellow, black or whitened face
Equal no matter where they live
No matter if they take or give.

By 'man' we mean both genders known
Both male and female, children grown
Equal no matter what they play
Therefore why not equal pay?




© 2013 Daffy



Author's Note

Daffy
I find so much prejudice still remains in our world. It breaks my heart to see it going on. Just a message that I felt today.

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When I was in the Marine Corps female Marines were known as BAMS (broad a*s marines) or forth battalion which was the number of their battalion on Paris Island. The Basic training camp for Marine recruits on the eastern seaboard. Saying a Male marine was 4th battalion was meant as an insult. We had other names for female Marines but I'll spare you. Young, horny heavily armed young men can come up with some colorful names and phrases for things, but I digress. I think one of the problems facing women in the work place is a degree of aggression. When a man displays aggressive, authoritative behavior it's largely accepted as normal. When a woman does it she's often seen as a b***h. That's a deeply held cultural bias held by both men and women. I think that bias and other ideas of traditional feminine behavior cost Hillary Clinton the presidential nomination in 2008 against Obama as she was clearly better qualified than he was for the office. So was Senator Mc'cain for that matter but with the Bush Albatross around his neck and his idiot running mate Sarah Palin he had a snowballs chance in hell of winning that election. But I digress. Sorry

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Daffy

3 Years Ago

Please, don't apologise. This point your making about aggression is very valid and one that I have w.. read more



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Yes, yes, it's still a man's world, no matter what they say or how far we've come. Nicely penned.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Daffy

3 Years Ago

Women do so very much, especially the single parents who are professionals too. How unfair can it be.. read more
When I was in the Marine Corps female Marines were known as BAMS (broad a*s marines) or forth battalion which was the number of their battalion on Paris Island. The Basic training camp for Marine recruits on the eastern seaboard. Saying a Male marine was 4th battalion was meant as an insult. We had other names for female Marines but I'll spare you. Young, horny heavily armed young men can come up with some colorful names and phrases for things, but I digress. I think one of the problems facing women in the work place is a degree of aggression. When a man displays aggressive, authoritative behavior it's largely accepted as normal. When a woman does it she's often seen as a b***h. That's a deeply held cultural bias held by both men and women. I think that bias and other ideas of traditional feminine behavior cost Hillary Clinton the presidential nomination in 2008 against Obama as she was clearly better qualified than he was for the office. So was Senator Mc'cain for that matter but with the Bush Albatross around his neck and his idiot running mate Sarah Palin he had a snowballs chance in hell of winning that election. But I digress. Sorry

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Daffy

3 Years Ago

Please, don't apologise. This point your making about aggression is very valid and one that I have w.. read more
Verry well said my dear daffy, women and men do the same jobs yet men get more money.Any work as long as it is honest work is worth doing.Beautifully written:)

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Daffy

3 Years Ago

Unfortunately it is very much the case. It seems to be embedded in the professional's sub conscious .. read more
Vidya Bacchus

3 Years Ago

You are welcome my dear lady:)
Excellent writing. This world, long dominated by men, is changing, but at a turtle's pace. The list of wrongs that need to be righted is long, I'm afraid. Still, we can have hope.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Daffy

3 Years Ago

Thank you Samuel. The world....hmmm...This week I have been reading/listening to an English female c.. read more

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom



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