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Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Dec 3, 2018.
Is it heels? Make up? Bras?
Tell the BBC!
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.
For millions of women: religion.
All 3.7 billion?
I think you might be giving me too much credit!
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.
What is holding women back?
Two X chromosomes.
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.
Your two X Chromosomes.
A happier time.
So what are they holding me back from, exactly?
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.
What do you feel held back from?
A lottery win. I am confident that isn't a gender related issue though.
This one always sounds like you're sexing a hamster rather than speaking about people.
I think men (XY) tend to spend more on gambling.
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.
Women get too old.
Men gain experience.