Started in 1911, International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Suffragettes campaigned and suffered for the right of women to vote. (The word 'Suffragette' is derived from the word "suffrage" meaning the right to vote.)
Let’s look at a common one: ‘The Burnt Chop Syndrome’. Although this is a uniquely Australian expression, it has a global impact. And it’s not just about burnt chops.
So here's how it works. You've burnt a chop or a sausage (or whatever you're cooking) and place the burnt offering on your plate. You burnt it after all. Okay, perhaps you like burnt chops? But if you don't, what is the message you're giving to yourself and to others at the table? The message to you might be "I will give myself the worst so the others can have the best." The message to the others might be "I am the least important person here and deserve the worst. Or do you suffer from being a Martyr Mum? Although you might laugh at this expression, and what it might mean, I describe many stories of it's affect in my book. And the effect of always giving yourself the burnt chop is long lasting.
Yes, this story is not just about burnt chops. It's about the value you place on yourself. How high is that?
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