September 07, 2005

Sexism

Various times this holiday (and during the previous holiday), I have been driving along roads that have only one-lane when I come across another vehicle. I have found (in agreement with my mum), that some not all of the men drivers in the other direction expect me to reverse and then when I allow them to get passed don't express any thanks. You could say that it could happen to both men and women, but from my experience I have found that my dad has never had this problem whereas my mum has, as well as having abusive comments yelled at her for no apparent reason.

Similarly why is it that men have to yell at women walking along a road, I really don't understand it.

However although I'm moaning about this, I can't really complain as similar things happen to men.

Male friends have often complained to me about how girls get served quicker at bars (by male bar staff) than guys (I haven't noticed this at uni). Similarly if there were a war I'm sure that men and women would not be made to recruit at the same time, the men would be made to recruit first.

So I can't really say I have anything to complain about because men and women will suffer equally but from different things.

Personally I'm happy with the way things are.


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  1. Mathew Mannion

    (I haven't noticed this at uni)

    You are BLIND :)

    08 Sep 2005, 01:21


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