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She pays her bills, mate

Ray Tyndale (Semaphore, Australia)

Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal

ISSN: 0951-3574

Article publication date: 20 September 2011




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.


The poem takes a fictional form.


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.


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.



Tyndale, R. (2011), "She pays her bills, mate", Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 24 No. 7, pp. 938-938.



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