Sunday, July 19, 2009

I want to be a man in my next life

There is no such thing as gender equality. NEVER I should say. The definition of 'gender' includes many roles that are set by default. For example, woman should give birth (nothing I could do to change this, although I would very much like to); man should be strong and masculine (though many have decided to switch side, let say in Thailand); woman should do housework; man should be the breadwinner...blah blah blah blah...

While everybody claims that the world has changed, or is changing, people would always fall back to the basic definition of gender's roles. I am not saying that this is not good, but I just hate the mindset of 'by default'.

Let me quote you a real life example:

Both Mr.Yap and I have to work, just like you and everyone, from morning to evening (or late evening sometimes). After work, we both get tired and lethargic after a day of meeting-the-deadlines,mind-battling-with-the-boss,bitching-among-the-colleagues and etc.

Mr.Yap, as the name suggested, a 'MAN', upon arriving home, could just switch on his beloved computer game and continue his virtual fantasy of slaying the dragons or killing the enemies. Full Stop.

As for moi, a 'LADY' (no, I don't like the word 'woman'), upon arriving home, I have to quickly make the dinner (that include preparation and cooking) plus do the laundry plus vacum the floor plus iron the clothes plus giving Mr.Yap a good massage for his all day long hardwork plus top up the grocery plus anything at home that needs my attention. No full stop, always a comma.

One good thing, I don't have to do dishwashing because Mr.Yap has generously take over that job. And whenever I tell my friends about this, they would say 'Wah...your husband so nice ar, help you to do housework ar....' yada yada yada.

Hello!!!!! Man just need to take over one tiny 'by default' job from us and they win all the praises. On the other hand, we ladies have to work like a man in the office and continue to work as a woman at home. Do we win any praises? Anyone?

I want to be a man in my next life.


Sarah said...

'Tis true, all of it! The only choice is to become a seahorse, then the man would bear the babies.

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Jackson said...

Despite all that you said, I actually finds that there is ALOT of girls not doing any housechores or knowing how to cook!

In short, I actually salutes women who do chores and knows how to cook!

Good day!