Tag Archive | People

How Women Can Stop Being Taken Advantage Of

Women are seen by men as weaker. This is one reason why they will take advantage of women. There are things that women can do to avoid being taken advantage of though. Doing these things will not only help you stop being taken advantage of, but they may also help you feel more empowered.

The first thing you should is choose your battles wisely. Do not waste energy fighting a battle that you are doomed to loose. You need to know when to just walk away. That does not mean that you have to give in and give someone what they want, it simply means you need to know that it is okay to walk away sometimes, and you need to know when to do that walking away.

It's not that hard to say no

You also need to learn to be assertive, not cocky, but assertive. This will help to give you confidence. Someone who is looking to take advantage of a woman is going to look for one who has low self-esteem. These women come across as weaker, an easier target to take advantage of. All women should learn how to be assertive.

Learning to say no goes hand in hand with being assertive. Many women have trouble saying no. this is something that they need to learn how to do. If you say yes to everything because you feel bad saying no then you will be taken advantage of much more often than other women. It is okay to say no every once in a while.

Women, you need to choose your words carefully. How you speak and the words you choose can make a difference on how you get your point across and how you come across to other people. You do not want to come across as weak or ignorant. You want to come across as intelligent, assertive, and strong. Choosing words that reflect that can help people realize this about you and make them not want to take advantage of you.

Women do not have to play the part of the victim. They have the option to change how they come across to other people so that they can protect themselves and not be taken advantage of. Once women learn how to be assertive, choose their battles wisely, say no when appropriate, and to choose their words carefully they will be less likely to be a victim and more likely to be a strong and confident woman.

Women of the Baby Boomer Generation and Tablet Computers

When you think about who takes on new technology the most, many of us tend to think about the younger generations. However this is not always accurate. When it comes to tablet computers recent studies have shown that women, those in the baby boomer generation to be more specific, are actually leading the way with this technology.

English: Toshiba Thrive showing its own Wikipe...

Let’s face it, women love to accessorize, and this is just one more thing that they can add their personal touch to. Between the cover for the tablet to sometimes needing a bigger purse to make sure that you can carry it with you no matter where you go it does seem to be right up a woman’s alley. Women in the baby boomer generation have the money to spend on things like this and are interested in the new technology and what it can do.

It has been estimated that about 40 percent of all women in the baby boomer generation actually own a tablet computer of some kind. This is getting close to half! Who knows, before the end of this year it could be half or more of them that own this technology. It has also been reported that all those women in the baby boomer generation who do not yet have a tablet do want one, which could mean that it is possible that by the end of the year it could go up to 50 percent.

It seems as though tablet computers are the essential tech tool for those women who were born into the baby boomer generation. They are not they only women who love these devices though. Women of all ages are getting into using these tablets. You can do anything that you would on your home computer or laptop from anywhere.

More women are entering the work force today than ever before. This means that they need to be able to get more done in less time. These tablets can help them do this by being so lightweight and easy to transport, they can use them when and where they need to. All it takes is a cover to keep it safe and a purse that is big enough to carry it around in.

Tablets have become a gadget that all women seem to want, not just those in the baby boomer generation, although they are the ones who are leading the way in this technological purchase. While they are buying more than any other generation of women currently are, all women are realizing how wonderful this technology really is. When the next big electronic gadget comes out it may be the women in the baby boomer generation who are leading the way with them too, but one thing is for sure, they sure do love their tablet computers and are not going to give them up anytime soon.

More Women Are Now Lead Breadwinners in Their Households

There was a time when men went to work and women stayed home and took care of the house. That time is long gone. Now more and more women are not only entering the workforce, but are becoming the lead breadwinners in their households.

It has been estimated that 40 percent of all the households in America have women as the lead or only breadwinners. Just 53 years ago in 1960 this was only 11 percent. This is a big increase in half a decade, a sure sign that the times are changing.

These women vary from highly educated women to single mothers who are living barely over the poverty level. There is no real distinction between groups of women who are taking over the role of lead breadwinner in their homes. It is something that is crossing all the lines.

Lathe operator machining parts for transport p...

Lathe operator machining parts for transport planes at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, USA (1942). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Women are feeling more empowered now than ever. They are taking control of their financial life and showing it by being the lead wage earning or the sole wage earner in their home. Traditional roles have flipped, and some men are staying home to take care of the children and the household now while women go back to work.

This is also showing the next generation of women that they do not need to rely on a man for income. They are able to go out there and make their own way and be able to provide for themselves. It sends a positive message to girls everywhere that they can do it too.

There are some that worry that this will take a toll of some sort on those with a family. While others say with economic times that can be uncertain it is best to get as much income as possible in the event one or both spouses loses their job. This way the family can go on living until a new job is found. There are kids who have lived in home where both parents have gone to work for some time now and they have turned out just fine, so those who are worried may not have much of a reason to.

With more and more women becoming the lead or only breadwinner in their home it will be interesting to see what the next generation of women do in the workforce. More and more will likely strive to do the same. It could mean a whole new take on how we look at women in the workforce and the role they play at home as well. Of course only time will tell this for sure, but it will be interesting to watch as it unfolds.

Safety Tips for Women

There was once a time where you did not have to worry much self-defense and women’s safety. Those days are long gone. These days women need to make sure they are able to take care of themselves if necessary. Women today are more independent than ever and are being targeted by those who want to do them harm. Women need to know how to make sure they are looking out for their safety.

If you do not know any self-defense it is a great idea to sign up for a class. It will help you understand the basics of how to defend yourself should you ever need to. Every woman thinks that it will never happen to them but the truth is that you never know if the next victim of women’s violence will be you or not. This is a great reason to make sure that you are prepared in the event that a criminal chooses you to attack.

You should always be aware of your surroundings. Always take mental notes of who is around where they are, where vehicles are, and so on. A lot of women who fall victim to violence do not make sure there are aware of their surroundings before they were attacked. This is something that you must make a habit of doing.

Stop sign

Stop sign (Photo credits: roadtrafficsigns.com)

A woman’s intuition is usually spot on. Listen to your intuition. If it tells you that something in a particular situation is wrong, then listen to it! Ignoring your intuition could wind up making you a criminal’s next victim. If a situation feels like something is wrong, get out of that situation as soon as possible and if needed find someone to help you.

There are sporting goods stores that sell pepper spray, or you can find some online. It is a good idea to get some to carry around with you. Pepper spray can give you the opportunity to get away from an attacker when you would not be able if you did not have that pepper spray. It is a good idea to practice getting the pepper spray out of your purse and getting ready to use it. Should a time come that you need to use it you do not want to get caught fumbling around with it.

When you get into your car, no matter where it is, at home, at the shopping mall, wherever, lock your doors right away. This will make you safer by making sure that no one can hop in your car while you are at a stop light or a stop sign. It will also help you not be a victim of a carjacking. This happens more than people realize, and simply locking your car doors as soon as you get in can help keep you from becoming a victim of it.

Women today have to make sure they do what they can to be safe. Unfortunately not very many women have safety at the front of their mind, but they should. You probably have heard the saying better safe than sorry, make it your mantra, say it to yourself every day, and live it!

Women of the Baby Boomer Generation and Tablet Computers

When you think about who takes on new technology the most, many of us tend to think about the younger generations. However this is not always accurate. When it comes to tablet computers recent studies have shown that women, those in the baby boomer generation to be more specific, are actually leading the way with this technology.

Let’s face it, women love to accessorize, and this is just one more thing that they can add their personal touch to. Between the cover for the tablet to sometimes needing a bigger purse to make sure that you can carry it with you no matter where you go it does seem to be right up a woman’s alley. Women in the baby boomer generation have the money to spend on things like this and are interested in the new technology and what it can do.

English: A Lenovo X61 tablet laptop shown in t...

It has been estimated that about 40 percent of all women in the baby boomer generation actually own a tablet computer of some kind. This is getting close to half! Who knows, before the end of this year it could be half or more of them that own this technology. It has also been reported that all those women in the baby boomer generation who do not yet have a tablet do want one, which could mean that it is possible that by the end of the year it could go up to 50 percent.

It seems as though tablet computers are the essential tech tool for those women who were born into the baby boomer generation. They are not they only women who love these devices though. Women of all ages are getting into using these tablets. You can do anything that you would on your home computer or laptop from anywhere.

More women are entering the work force today than ever before. This means that they need to be able to get more done in less time. These tablets can help them do this by being so lightweight and easy to transport, they can use them when and where they need to. All it takes is a cover to keep it safe and a purse that is big enough to carry it around in.

Tablets have become a gadget that all women seem to want, not just those in the baby boomer generation, although they are the ones who are leading the way in this technological purchase. While they are buying more than any other generation of women currently are, all women are realizing how wonderful this technology really is. When the next big electronic gadget comes out it may be the women in the baby boomer generation who are leading the way with them too, but one thing is for sure, they sure do love their tablet computers and are not going to give them up anytime soon.

Women and Their Money

When it comes to money women need to be able to handle their own.  They should know what they have coming in and what they have going out.  Being in charge of their money empowers women and can give them not just financial independence, but independence in general as well.

Women should never rely on someone to take care of them financially.  Some women think that this is okay, but if you think about it your financial future really is up in the air.  What if something happens to the person who is taking care of you financially, or what if something happens between the two of you?  You could lose everything and since you have not been taking care of finances yourself, you may not know what you are doing and end up in a lot of financial trouble.
Ladies, if you are in a relationship and your man does not pay his fair share then you need to reconsider your relationship.  Do you always want to be paying his way?  There is a good chance that he is not going to change anytime soon and maybe not even farther done the road.  It is not a good idea to stay with someone who will bring you down financially.  You have to worry about your own finances and if someone is bringing your finances down, it will make that much, much harder.
You should embrace frugal living; even if that means you have to cut back on shopping.  Most women love to shop, but when you are watching your own finances you must watch what you spend.  Having a budget will help you with this.  Find new ways that you can save money in your everyday life.  Challenge your friends to come up with new ways to save money.
Even if you are married you should still be involved with the finances.  Many women will allow their husband to take care of the finances while they take care of other things.  This is not a good idea.  In the event that something were to happen to the marriage or to their spouse, most women would then not be able to handle the family finances as they do not know how they were handled before.
Women, you should always know what is going on in the world of your finances.  It does not matter if you are single, married, have children, or no children.  There is no excuse to not know what is going on.  If you need help understanding your finances or getting them under control there are professionals out there that you can turn to for help.  You can even turn to loved ones for help if you are comfortable doing that.  Women need to be in control of their finances and never let anyone come between them and their money.

Ways Women Can Increase Their Personal Safety

Women can never be too careful these days.  You cannot trust anyone.  There is no one way that criminals look like, they can be anyone.  It is for these reasons that women need to increase their personal safety.  Unfortunately many women do not know how to do this, here are some tips for all women that can help them to increase their personal safety.

日本語: 防犯ブザーの一例

A good place to start is with a self-defense class.  Most women know the value of education as far as their career goes, however not enough have thought about it as far as their personal safety goes.  It really is just as important.  You may never have to use it, which would be ideal, but is it not really better to be safe than sorry?

You should always have someone in your life who knows where you are going.  This way if you do not show up it will be noticed.  If you have a significant other that would be the one who you would want to let know where you are going to be, if you do not have a significant other than whoever is your emergency contact is a good person to keep informed.

You should always be aware of your surroundings.  Before you get out of your car, or leave a building look around.  If something does not feel or look right then you should avoid the situation.  If you do not have the option of avoiding it, see if there is a security guard or another male who would be able to walk you to your car or to the building.

If you took a sport in high school there is a good chance that your coach told you to rehearse in your head how you would ideally play the game.  This principle can be applied to your personal safety.  You should go over various scenarios in your head and rehearse mentally what you would do in those situations.  This will help you remember what to do should you have to actually do it and it will help you feel more prepared.<

Make sure when you get into your car that you lock your doors right away.  If you do not a criminal can take advantage of that and get in your car with you.  This would not be an ideal situation.  Make sure you do not unlock the doors until you are right up to the car and then lock them as soon as you shut your door.

Personal safety should be a concern for all women.  Many however do not think about it very much.  Too many women think that it will never happen to them, but unfortunately you never know if it will or not, which is why you always need to be prepared.  By increasing your personal safety you can breathe a little easier knowing you are doing what you can to keep yourself safe.

Ways Women Can Avoid Being Ripped Off By the Plumber

Ways Women Can Avoid Being Ripped Off By a PlumberIt happens every day all across the country; women are being ripped off by the plumber who is supposed to be there to help them. Women, do not feel helpless. There are things that you can do to help keep you from being ripped off by the plumber that you have come help fix the problem.

The first thing that you need to do is to know what the problem is. You need to know not just what the general problem is, but you need to get as specific as possible. The more you know the better off you will be. You can always do research on the issue at hand and gain information. This will allow you to understand what it is that the plumber is saying to you and if they try to tell you that you need something that you really do not need you may be able to pick up on it.

You should always shop around for a plumber. Not just for one who has a good price but for one who has a good reputation as well. Check out the websites of different plumbers. Many of these companies will put some of the reviews that they have received on their website. Be careful though, if the review was not good it may not have made it up to the website. Look for websites that offer nonbiased reviews so you can get an honest opinion on the various plumbers in your area.

Plumbing

Plumbing (Photo credit: zcutlip99)

When you do have a plumber come out ladies remember that they are most likely going to assume that you do not know much if anything. You should ask a lot of questions; this will indicate to them that you are interested in what is going on. The more you ask the more you will know, and the more you will be able to get online and be able to verify. The plumber should hopefully understand that the more that they tell you the more likely they will be caught trying to rip you off.

One last thing to think about is the fact that you do not know the man that is coming into your home to work on your plumbing. This man could be a good law abiding citizen, or he could have a criminal background. The fact is that you do not know. He may not want to rip you off through his job; instead he may steal some of your valuables. It is a good idea ladies, to keep an eye on him while he is in your home.

The sad truth is that long gone are the days you can trust the people coming to your home to do repair work. Now you have to question everyone’s motives. It is easier to just not give someone the chance to rip you off. Prepare yourself and you will be much less likely to be ripped off the next time you have to call a plumber out to your home.

Safety Tips for Women

Safety Tips for WomenYou have probably heard people say that it is better to be safe than sorry. If you are a woman this is very true. Women are seen by criminals as more weak than their male counterparts, thus making them more of a target. Here are some safety tips that any woman can follow.

Some women like to take the stairs for additional exercise. It seems like a good idea, until you think about what could happen. Not very many people take the stairs, most prefer the elevator. This means that if you take the stairs you could be alone, with the exception of a criminal. They could be hiding out waiting for a woman to be taking them alone. Then the criminal has the ability to attack the woman without anyone being around to help her. So the next time you have the choice, be lazy, take the elevator, and save your work out for the gym, that is why they are there.

If you have to walk to and from anywhere alone modify your outfit. You may have a beautiful scarf that goes great with the outfit you are wearing today, keep it in your purse until you get to your desk. If you are out walking a scarf is something that is easy for a criminal to grab. Another way to modify your outfit is to not wear your heals until you are at work as well. If you have to run from an assailant you will have a difficult time doing that in heals. Think about what you can do to modify your outfit everyday to keep yourself safe and able to run or fight back, after all it can be difficult to fight and kick in a short skirt.

One thing that you should do is make eye contact with everyone. Criminals look for those who seem to be the weakest, as they do not fight back as much. Those who keep their heads down and do not make eye contact seem weaker. If you keep your body language strong, keep your head held high and make eye contact they will not see you as a weaker person and therefore you will be less likely to be targeted.

If a criminal manages to catch you off guard and you do have to fight, remember you could be fighting for your life, so give it all you got. Hit them were it hurts. The most sensitive areas will be their eyes, their nose, their throat, their groin, and the back of their knee. The strongest point on your body is your elbow, so if you get the opportunity to use it, do. Repeatedly attack these areas until the assailant is down and you can run for help. Do not look back just keep going until you have reached help.

There are ways that you can try and prevent a criminal trying to attack you, but sometimes you cannot avoid it. If you cannot avoid it you need to fight like your life depends on it, and in some cases it might. Knowing how to avoid situations and fight back if you cannot avoid those situations is very valuable knowledge.

Safety Tips for Women Who Are Traveling

Safety Tips for Women Who Are TravelingWomen should never stop thinking about safety, even when they are traveling. Women travel for various reasons and it can be all too easy to get preoccupied and forget about safety. You must always keep safety on your mind. There will be criminals wherever you go and you must be prepared.

When you are looking for a hotel to stay at consider finding a smaller one. The smaller the hotel the smaller the lobby will be. This makes it easier to remember who was hanging around in the lobby as there is not as much room for people. It also makes it easier for the staff to remember people and their faces. There are not so many people that they cannot keep track of them all.

Before booking the room, call the hotel. Ask them if the room number is printed on the card holder or on the card. This matters because when people lose their card they typically do not lose the card holder. If you lose the card and it has the room number on it, whoever finds it will have access to your room. If that person happens to be a criminal you could be in for some trouble.

When you book your room request one that is near the stairs or the elevator whichever the hotel has. This way you do not have to go down a long hallway if someone is following you. You should also find out if there is construction and make sure that you request a room that is not near the construction. That makes a difference because you do not know who would be hanging out in that area.

You must remember not to be too trusting. Most women are more trusting than men are. This is something that many criminals count on. Not all criminals look like they are criminals. There are many who are clean cut and good looking. They can catch you off your guard. Do not trust someone just because they are wearing nice close and are well groomed. Always keep your guard up.

If you are out and about and you do need to stop and ask for help of any kind it is best to stop and ask a family that has a mother and children. They are less likely to want to attack you. You can always tell them you are supposed to meet your husband or boyfriend somewhere but are unsure of how to get there. While they are less likely to want to attack you, you do still need to keep your guard up because you just never know.

Even when traveling women need to keep safety in mind. Criminals are everywhere and if given a chance they will take advantage of whoever they can. Do not let them take advantage of you, keep safety on your mind at all times no matter where you are.