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We Are Not Equal After All April 27, 2007

Posted by WishBoNe in Emotions & Feelings, Handheld, Mobile Phone, Random Thoughts, Relationships, Technology and Gadgets.
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Tug of war [via Flickr uploaded by 3amfromkyoto]

I read with interest on modobs’ view on equality of male and female. Previously I had wondered about the role of being a wife. We are still struggling to find that balance in accepting that despite the gender, we are still able to do that job.

I have not been subjected to such behaviours due to being the weaker sex during my years in the IT industry. Not that I know of anyway. However, comments such as “usually girls don’t use PDA phones”, “but both of u are women, you should be able to bond” among others. Why can’t I like using a PDA phone? If that other women find herself unable to communicate with me or both of us have totally different viewpoints and unable to respect that, how on earth do I bond with her?

What I prefer to think is that fighting for equality is an uphill task. What we should fight for is acceptance of individual tastes. What say you?

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Comments

1. modobs - April 27, 2007

Thanks for the link, WishBoNe.
In fact, I think the fight for equality consists today more on how to gain respect from the other sex.

2. WishBoNe - April 28, 2007

That’s what seems to be the case. For example, we have the equal rights to fight for that position in a company. It’s the acceptance of the better skills despite the gender of being able to take up that role that is part of the component to getting that position.

3. DK - April 28, 2007

Gals using PDA phone is getting more and more common.

4. WishBoNe - April 28, 2007

Yep, I’ve seen some using Nokia Engage when it was launched.

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