She pays her bills, mate

Ray Tyndale (Semaphore, Australia)

Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal

ISSN: 0951-3574

Publication date: 20 September 2011

Abstract

Purpose

This poem aims to offer a concise representation of practised gender bias, in favour of the male, in business dealings, and to challenge that behaviour.

Design/methodology/approach

The poem takes a fictional form.

Findings

The poem emphasises the value of money as a symbol of power capable of overriding assumptions about the relative dominance of the male in business negotiations, together with assertive behaviour on the part of the female.

Research limitations/implications

The poem underlines and challenges the tendency of some men to assume that women have only limited control over wealth in the world of commerce.

Originality/value

The brief poem, rendered as an account in the first‐person point‐of‐view, presents an encounter in which a chauvinistic environment must adjust to the reality that women necessarily perform an important financial role.

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Citation

Tyndale, R. (2011), "She pays her bills, mate", Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 24 No. 7, pp. 938-938. https://doi.org/10.1108/09513571111161675

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Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2011, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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