You know that I can’t write a paper for class on a topic like Glass Ceiling without approaching it from a unique angle. (Maybe you don’t know that because you don’t know me very well, but my friends and family would not be surprised at all by this declaration.) I don’t buy into the pathetic viewpoint that women are oppressed and held back by men who won’t let them advance in jobs. If I believed that then, I am not in control of my own future. I believe that anyone can advance as far as they choose or are willing to strive for. (Maybe this is a naïve thought, but I’m sticking with it.) I am a cynic and do not like to live in a position of inferiority or needing someone else to cut me a break. When I picked the topic of Glass Ceiling, I actually thought it might be too much of an obvious topic for a female to write on. I definitely didn’t want it to be just another whiney paper about how women are treated unfairly or unequally. I have been doing research now and have found a different way of approaching the topic that fits much more into my personality. I’m going to write on the decisions that women make and actions women take that prevent them from reaching the higher executive positions. This views the glass ceiling from a power perspective instead of a helpless perspective. I am pleased to be able to take this approach. It fits my personality.