How many good men do you know? And how many bad?
- Published on Friday, 03 February 2012 11:27
- Last Updated on 03 February 2012
- Sharon J. Bainbridge
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Mums, I want to know your story. Are you happy? Does the man in your life treat you and your children the way he should? I am only asking because throughout my whole life I have come across nasty, selfish, greedy men. And so have my friends.
One friend has even given up trying to find a decent man and settled for man’s best friend, his blinking dog. You have to giggle, ladies! Sitting in the school canteen yesterday my friend mentioned the film Made in Dagenham. I have not seen this film but it sounds good. She was saying that women were fighting then for equal pay and that is back in the 60s. So why do men think they can walk all over us? Because we let them! Men have told me this. Even my brother laughs at the way men get away with cheating and doing what they want.
Don’t get me wrong there are some good men. My Step Dad is one of them and deserves a ‘Father of the year’ award for looking after my Mum all these years. If you have not read my blogs, my poor Mum suffers from a serious mental health problem which was caused by men. My sister is also ill because of men. And I just think to myself it is time for us women to stand up to these bullies and force change. For example, I cannot stand the Sun newspaper with its degrading page 3. This is a great way for men to degrade us and keep us in the gutter. And the TV and Media is everything but family values.
Some men treat us like slaves. And I have had enough! I would like to tell the Council and the Government I am not happy with my job description compared to a man. My boss who has had to study hard and take exams to be a cook, is no Grave digger. And if her job description is Grave digger I must be a blinking worm. (No disrespect to Grave Diggers as anyone that works deserves a decent salary.)
Here is to blogging our way to freedom! It is 2.46 am in the morning and as usual my Asthma is playing up and all I can think of is “I have had enough of the man-run Government and men in my life!” I want real family values where our children and Mothers are respected and given the help and support we deserve.
Too many people say they cannot help, when they can. I will never rely on a man because all they do is let you down, I have to be independent financially because of the mess they get you in! For all you women out there who have suffered the same way, remember “Mums as a team can change the world.”
I believe in London Mums because they have a heart! Some Mums’ Groups pretend they are team players, but really they are just in it for the money. Thank goodness for Google as London Mums have given my little girl and I hope for a better future.
I will leave you with a funny video I made when I was so sick and tired of telling my partner to put his damn washing in the basket.
Blog away Mums as it is good to talk, talking creates change!
I used to work in Gilbert’s house for Haskoll Architects. I really enjoyed living in Pimlico, Putney and Wimbledon. Back then I used to travel and dated a New Zealand guy. Eight years of no ring on the finger and I decided to quit. My sister convinced me to go to Dorset for a weeks holiday and fixed a date with the local singer. We are still together 11 years later and have a little girl. I have always been creative. Nan used to make peg dolls with me and left me her old sewing box, which I treasure. When I worked in a pub in Hastings I made my own clothes. In my twenties I did a doll making course in Brighton and tried to start my own business. I managed to get some handmade brooches into a Covent Garden shop. But decided to stick to secretarial work, which brought in a regular salary. I adore taking photographs so when my little girl was born I decided to take a local photography course. My tutor was so impressed with my Photoshop skills he asked me to teach him some of my techniques. When I showed my Mother in law the Victorian style dress I made for my little girl she said why don’t you have a go at making a Butterfly costume. Well the rest is history. Butterfly Lullaby was born. Butterfly Lullaby is my fairy book, album and Trademark. The Mark Jermin Stage School are the characters in my story and my partner created all the songs. The book was launched at the Dylan Thomas Centre back in March 2007. It was truly beautiful. You can view the little fairies dancing on You Tube. Robin Stevens who you may know from Rosie and Jim is on my Butterfly Lullaby website reading my fairy story Colour me a fairies wish. We were going to do personalised children’s stories together. But shiny things attract gremlins. The trick is to keep going and never give up. My little girl danced to our song Butterfly Lullaby at the Enchanted Manor in front of famous fairy artist Josephine Wall back in October 2009. My little girl and I love making art and craft videos, which we hope to share with London Mum’s. The one thing I adore about London is the way you just fit in. The City is full of different cultures, which makes it an interesting and friendly place to live. I am currently trying to scrapbook postcard my family history. Does anyone know anything about the family history on the old LeFevres department store in Canterbury which is now Debenhams. My Nan’s Grandmother’s name was LeFevre and she lived in Bayswater. Nan was an orphan so we are trying to uncover the hidden ghosts!