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Women, what is holding you back?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I was going to say ''ladies, what is...'' then I thought ladies sounded patronising.

    I said ''women'' but I maybe should have said ''womxn''.

    Or females... I think that's inclusive... or is women more inclusive?

    Girls? That seems patronising too... genuinely no idea anymore.
  3. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    For millions of women: religion.
  4. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

  5. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    All 3.7 billion?

    I think you might be giving me too much credit!
  6. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    What's holding women back?
    I'd say the answer would be the difference between the answer to "what's holding people back?" and the answer to "what's holding men back?".
    It's just maths really.
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  7. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    What is holding women back?

  8. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Two X chromosomes.
  9. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    I don't wear heels, don't wear make-up, don't wear a bra that is restrictive.
    So what holds me back? (Holds me back from what, though?)
    Not having all the time/money I want to do all the things I could be doing or want to be doing. But I would suggest that's true of men as well.
  10. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Your two X Chromosomes.
  11. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

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  12. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    A happier time.
  13. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    So what are they holding me back from, exactly?
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  14. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    I chose - choose - domesticity and children. The main thing that held me back from them over the years was the mortgage rate and introduction of tuition fees.
    BetterNow likes this.
  15. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    What do you feel held back from?
  16. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    A lottery win. I am confident that isn't a gender related issue though.
    BetterNow likes this.
  17. A_Million_Posts

    A_Million_Posts Star commenter

    This one always sounds like you're sexing a hamster rather than speaking about people.
  18. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I think men (XY) tend to spend more on gambling.
  19. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    As a Primary teacher, particularly Early Years, I haven't been held back by being a woman but then I don't have very high ambitions. In the 70s there were lots of subtle and not so subtle pressures, even over things like learning to drive or applying for promotion at work (I wasn't a teacher then).

    I've never given in to pressure to wear uncomfortable clothes or shoes.
    jomaimai likes this.
  20. gruoch

    gruoch Established commenter

    Women get too old.
    Men gain experience.
    sparkleghirl likes this.

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