Loved this segment from Aesop's newsletter this month about inequities and power so much that I have wanted to share it with you. This is what they had to say:
"An intelligent woman could be forgiven for getting fed up with stubborn inequities that denigrate a lifetime of effort. For Carrie Gracie, one of the BBC’s best journalists, enough was enough when she learned that two male colleagues doing comparable work were making scads more money than she was. At the start of 2018 she resigned, accusing the BBC in an open letter of perpetuating a pay structure that is ‘secretive and illegal’. Just weeks later, the broadcaster announced that its top male talent would take a pay cut in a show of solidarity with their female colleagues. But while some of these battles are symbolic, the problems are endemic. Last year, a survey of Australian businesses revealed that there are more men named John, David or Peter running companies than there are women CEOs of any name. When progress seems to have stalled, we turn to rousing examples of women fighting the good fight: Pakistani education advocate and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, or Chinese activist and filmmaker Nanfu Wang. We turn as well to the pioneering work of figures less squarely in the limelight, such as the Surrealist artist Meret Oppenheim and the documentarian Alanis Obomsawin. Alice Walker observed that ‘the most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any’—let us not forget, then, the strength in our midst." - AESOP Newsletter March 2018
This is a timely reminder about our personal power and our need to know we have it, and that we only give it up when we don't think we have any power.
May we each come to know this about our personal power in the depths of our souls and then have the courage to hold on to our power and act from this place.
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