by Yolanda Shoshana
Women rock! This year has seen some noted achievements
for the sisterhood this year. For starters, there
are more women millionaires and billionaires, moving
and shaking, thanks to Oprah and J.K. Rawling. Speaking
of Oprah, she is making fifty look "fabulous"
and an age to look forward to. The film world finally
got it together an nominated a woman for best director.
It is fitting that the woman should be Frances Ford
Coppola's daughter, Sophia Coppola.
With that said, a question should be posed. With
the rising number of women trailblazers, why are
there new examples of women "asked" to
take steps back?
Janet Jackson caused shock waves around the world
when her breast made a guest appearance during the
Super Bowl half time performance. It may not been
the best decision that Ms. Jackson has ever made,
but weeks later she is still paying for her mistake.
The question that came to my mind is why is it okay
for Dennis Franz to show his out of shape bare ass
on television? Also, it is impossible to keep up
with the media sources that show half naked women
or ads with women in erotic and kid like poses.
Janet Jackson's breast has created a backlash on
women being able to have control of their sexuality.
Is a woman in control of her sexuality so evil to
the world? Maybe this is one of the many reasons
why fewer married women and women in long term relationships
are having orgasms. Somewhere down the road women
went back to the "men have needs" form
of sexual pleasure.
A few huge issues from the women's movement have
come back to the forefront. One of the most controversial
is reproductive issues. Women from around the country
will gather in Washington to march for the rights
of women. The statistics show that there are numerous
women in danger daily due to reproductive rights.
Thanks to "The Apprentice", women in the
workplace is a hot topic on the tip of people's
tongues. The problem remains that women in the corporate
world still find themselves plagued with the same
issues, juggling, money, baby or career, the list
goes on. With shows like "The Apprentice"
it looks as if a woman can use sex at work and get
anything she wants. Maybe Martha Stewart did it
the wrong way. If memory serves me correctly, she
used her mind and not her model looks to create
her empire. Some believe she is a scapegoat because
she is a woman with as much chutzpah as a man. It
is interesting how the old boys from Enron and Worldcom
are chilling somewhere, while Martha is being told
to admit to being "guilty" and told to
apologize for her actions.
No matter what the outcome in these various issues,
women will find a way to shine. In any case, I bet
on women fighting for what rightfully belongs to
them. When times get hard for women, they come together
in a defying " oh, no you don't ". Women
bloom where they are planted in unshakable ground.
About the Author
Yolanda Shoshana, "The Woman Booster"
is a life strategist for women. She helps women
make thier dreams their reality. To learn about
her email her @ firstname.lastname@example.org or www.shekhinaharts.com