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Attitude Trumps a Resume


Don't tell me I'm not good enough

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Liz O'Neill
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We don't just go online and get a certificate for wisdom. It comes with the school of "hard Knocks" You have great wisdom. But you express what many readers may feel so you draw them in with your self-doubts. I am glad to see your wisdom revealed your hard earned crown of wisdom. I worked in the battered women & children network for about 30 years from 1979 on, so I know of the women's movement your champion. What a great tribute to yourself, all women and those yet to fight, for there still is so much more to do. Thank you...well written. I voted for this story.


 Comment Written 10-May-2018



reply by the author on 10-May-2018
    How generous of you to share some of your thoughts and experiences with me. Your work entailed women whose self esteem was beaten out of them and the only remaining courage entailed finding refuge. That's very important work. Your vote is very much appreciated, especially when the other stories on this roster of such high quality. Thank you.
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Great picture selection for this short story that is filled with lots and lots of imagery and emotions. The reader was interested from the beginning until the end.


 Comment Written 28-Apr-2018



reply by the author on 28-Apr-2018
    Guess this must be your picture. Thanks.
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This is a wonderfully stated article. Using your conversation with the young girl makes a great starting point. Your reflections are very clear. Things are very much different now. I think of Senator Tammy Duckworth bringing her newborn with her to the Senate floor to cast her vote. That was definitely a first. The U.S. has more women than ever entering politics. In think Hillary Clinton's remarks about women voting the way their husbands or male family members wanted to are unhelpful. We think of people so much in terns of race and gender. Maybe we should at them for their character and what they can accomplish. Oh, oh, great article that you have me going off on my own tangent. judi


 Comment Written 25-Apr-2018



reply by the author on 25-Apr-2018
    Oh, but Judi, I so want you to go off on a tangent. We all have so many stories to tell. It's been half-century since feminism was born--the simple call for equality--not the same, but equal. Some days I think young women take it for granted, all the battles that got us to this point. It wasn't until clinton ran, the Me Too movement exploded and Trump's bigotry became front-page news that people began to talk about racial, gender and religious prehudice. Frankly, I was shocked. I'd been insultated, thought things were fairly good. Man, there's so much work to be done, as I found out. Yes, when Duckworth arrived with baby in arms, it was an incredible moment.

    Tjanks for the stars and sharing.

reply by judiverse on 25-Apr-2018
    You're very welcome. I don't think Hillary accomplished much by making up all kinds of excuses for why she lost. In a way, it's like she was the one expecting favoritism because she was a woman. I'd have had more respect for her if she had accepted defeat gracefully. She's just made it more difficult for the next woman who runs for president. judi

reply by the author on 25-Apr-2018
    I agree. She's had her vent, and now the best thing she can do is shut up.

reply by judiverse on 25-Apr-2018
    Right you are. She will actually set women back if people think that a woman isn't able to stand strong even when defeated. judi
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Hey there SE
When I came home from Vietnam in 1967 labor wage was$1.00 hr. The coal mines were paying $5 and those guys had home and new trucks. I sacked the idea of the mines and went to Salt Lake City for school. I was able after a time to buy the Pizza Huts from the money paid for my injuries and time over there. I determined then and there I would not work for anyone else. Over the past 50 years I built 9 corporations with the idea of selling them. I found needs and filled them. Your prose made my life wake up. I appreciated it
Bear


 Comment Written 24-Apr-2018



reply by the author on 24-Apr-2018
    You certainly have a story to tell of your own. /congratulations on a life well-lived and the courage to see a greater vision than that immediate reward. I also have to congratulate you for coming back and making a life for yourself when so many others never got over the experience. Thanks for sharing and the stars.There's a non-fiction memoir contest currently offered. You should enter.
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You are very right when you write that "We made a difference. I made a contribution, and for that, I remain grateful and humble. There's more work to be done."

I don't know how many of us, young and older, really realise and appreciate the work done by others to give us the opportunities we enjoy today. The more we should continue the good fight for more, for the future generations.

A great write for a great cause.


 Comment Written 24-Apr-2018



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    Stand up for social justice--in whatever gender, race or religion. Thanks for reading.
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Although I was there when these life changing events took place, I was far to preoccupied allowing those around me to determine my worth. I, for one, thank you and so many others that stood your ground and refused to allow others to write your resume. Because of people like you, I see and experience life as a happy, fulfilled and independent woman. As always, superb work with this one. I will never tire reading your posts, they are always eye-opening and inspiring. I found one minor spag in the following sentence:

Unfortunately, my experienced seemed... should be my experiences...


 Comment Written 24-Apr-2018



reply by the author on 24-Apr-2018
    Thanks for the use of your one good yer. LOL. My half-measures fail a lot. You most certainly were there and commanded respect for your journey/
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You my dear are a trail blazzer who's persistence, resilience and consistency with determination has impacted the elevation and respect that we as women have in this day and time. I don't normally read anything over 4 paragraphs but your tedious Journey picked up this hitch hicker and I'm glad you let me ride. I admire and appreciate your sacrafice. I also am so thankful to be a recipient of your noteworthy efforts.


 Comment Written 24-Apr-2018



reply by the author on 24-Apr-2018
    That's just plain lovely. Thank you. I'm sure you' doing your part.

reply by Mary Hollingsworth on 24-Apr-2018
    Yes I admire your courage, your strength it makes an impact on our status now.

reply by Mary Hollingsworth on 24-Apr-2018
    For sure I am and thanks again
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It's always a pleasure to read your prose, SE, and this essay is one of your all-time best. We are contemporaries, so I truly admire your history and how you created your resume. That young woman you counseled is very lucky to know you. A superb essay that deserves a wider audience than FanStory. I hope you can find a market for it. Rod


 Comment Written 24-Apr-2018



reply by the author on 24-Apr-2018
    Thank you very much for the stars and kind words. If you were there, I think your honest perspective would make a wonderful story. It was very tough for many men. Shifting their gears from habitual thinking to see the benefits was painful. Since., they've found it a better world, but with scars we both bear.

reply by RodG on 24-Apr-2018
    You are very welcome. Rod
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Good work and an enjoyable read. I grew up in the same age you did. I married in 1966 to a worthless bum. Divorced in 1979 and learned to survive on my own. Your right on with this writing.


 Comment Written 24-Apr-2018



reply by the author on 24-Apr-2018
    Your marriage lasted a year longer than mone, but no one could say we were quitters. Thanks.
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You certainly laid the way for many women. Personally, I thought bringing up children was a success. I never felt inferior in any way by being a stay-at-home mother. It was what I wanted, even though my peers thought I lived in the dark ages.

We all have to find our own path in life, and I've been extremely happy in mine.


 Comment Written 24-Apr-2018



reply by the author on 24-Apr-2018
    Raiding children, mouldio responsible adults, is the most important job on society. You married the right man and made good choices. I did not, and then had no choice but to fend for myself or settle for ANY man. You did escape a lot of the bad things that happened to women in the workplace and trying to raise kids and support a family. The ME TOO mmovement is only a small part of almost EVERY woman's reality. I'm envious and congratulate you on a life well lived.

reply by damommy on 24-Apr-2018
    I'm sorry if I sounded snippy. I didn't mean to be. It's just that I was put down so many times by women who chose a career over staying at home. My mother was much like you. She always had to work, too. Please forgive me if I offended you.

reply by the author on 24-Apr-2018
    I'm not the least bit offended. As for the women you knew, those days are over. It should never have been treated like a competition or rating system. But O had quite a few put-downs as well, for women who said I didn't love my son. We deal with it--or did. Now, I hope no woman has to apologize for her choice--if she has one.

reply by damommy on 24-Apr-2018
    Thank you. You're so gracious.
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