Smithie on Women issues

Smithie says, “Easy being somebody’s daughter, cost more to be a Woman.”

… and it’s not just New York alone, look around – world over, any given day, any given time, there are more women at work than men. The truth is women have always worked. Even at a time when muscle and raw energy counted more than brains.

Think Hagar surviving the harshness of the desert with an infant to care for. Think Miriam giving her life to mentor the young Moses – so a God’s wish could be fulfilled. Then look at the same Miriam – dancing, singing, still caring and giving her best all through Exodus. All pointing to the fact that no matter what the circumstance is, Women have always worked, and in this millennium, they are working harder than ever.

Men are just too scared to it to acknowlege it.

Call it social change, social arrangement or whatever, the thing is, has this social arrangement ever been allowed to par up with an economic arrangement it serves? No. Because Women are more likely to be less paid than male counterparts. Women are more likely to have a short career. Women are more likely to take up part-time positions.

Look at it this way, we chose to thank the inventor of vacuum cleaner. We shower praises on the inventor of microwave, pressure cooker and hair dryer – for reducing the amount of time needed for cooking and cleaning up afterwards. But can we really thank these inventors enough – since women still feature between traditional jobs like: healthcare, teaching, social work, mentoring?

Personally, i’d rather not thank them. Family values are failing. Children are paying the price for being in a double-income household all over the city. And worse still, healthcare and insurance coverage still cost more for working Women in today’s New York….

My name is Abiodun Laurel-Smith. I am your Independent candidate, and I am running as Smithie for Mayor NYC. I am on the ballot – representing the good people of New York city. “Easy being somebody’s daughter, cost more to be a Woman” is a conerstone of my campaign and come November 5th, 2013, I hope New York city voters will decide who best to lead the city at the critical moment in history.

Thank you in advance for your commitment to this great city of ours.

Sincerely yours,

Abiodun (Abbey) Laurel-Smith (Smithie for Mayor 2013)


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