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A Matter of Last Names

This would be a QUESTION I have for, ALL of you out there, and I still have to apologize FIRST, for using “foul” language beforehand here…

Who the FUCK (oopsy!) says, that after we women marry, we need to take the last names of our husbands?  And, wouldn’t that make us like, your “subordinates”, like second-class citizens?  This, is a “tradition” that started, from AGES, or maybe, EONS ago too.

And, why the HELL should we lose our last names, why don’t you men, take OUR last names instead, after all, we are the ones, with the ABILITY to CARRY your offspring, and so, why the HELL is it, that our kids need to take YOUR last names, instead of ours?

This is MORE than just the matter of last names, it’s about how women ARE perceived in the varied cultures in the world, because we’re married to you, we need to “lose” our own last names, because we are, married to you, is that right?  So, how come, YOU stupid losers don’t change your last names to ours?  After all, we are, living, IN the 21st CENTURY here, and, it is, OUR (women’s) era, to RULE, isn’t that right?

 

 

 

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Unending questions of a girl child

Gender Discrimination, Happening, in the Unnoticed Places…

The First Assertion

As I walk towards my house, I see her tottering behind her mother. She is completely oblivious of her surroundings. Her mother is holding her younger brother in her hand. At times she tries to keep up with the fast pace of her mother and at times of her aunt who is also walking along with them. Although the baby is secure in his mother’s arms, no one is bothered if the girl child is indeed trailing them. Maybe she also knows it. Her speed becomes even more. The poor child deprived of nutrition seems weak. She is making every effort to silently grab the attention of the ladies clattering in front of her.
As we reach a fork road, the family turns towards left and I turn towards right, I am bound to think. Maybe I am making things up. But it is evident in everything everywhere that the…

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The Company Didn’t Do Anything to Check Out the Claims of Sexual Harassment by the Workers, It Was Fined

The PRICE you pay, for IGNORING!!!  From the Newspapers, translated, and, feel free to file this one under, IGNORANCES if you want to, translated…

A certain high-tech company awhile ago sent its female employee abroad to the U.S. and she was harassed by the local branch’s workers, and, although the company had initiated the investigations, but they’d kicked the issue around, the Department of Labor believed, that the person in charge of the company didn’t do enough to take care of its employees, mandated that the company pay a $150,000N.T. fine.

The Department of Labor pointed out, that the former sale’s department manager, “Huei”, was sent to the branch company in the U.S. to work for six months, and, she was harassed by sexual connotations of the senior engineer of the subsidiary company, and because he’d talked about her face, her figure, and asked if she were willing “to carry his child”?, and had even took her underwear too, it’d troubled her son.

But Huei considered, that the man was a senior engineer, so she didn’t file a complaint about him, and after she’d quitted the job, she’d still gotten harassed by him endlessly, she finally couldn’t take it, and reported it to the primary company about it, without knowing, that although the company had initiated the investigation processes, but because the one who’d sexually harassed her was from a subsidiary company abroad, they’d suggested that, “she should file a complaint with the company abroad about it”, and ruled the case as a “low-profile sexual harassment”, decided to not pursue the case further, that, was why the woman decided to file a complaint toward the city government.

The Hsinbei employment discrimination committee believed, that although the employer did set up rules against sexual harassment, but they’d failed to take up the responsibilities, get to the bottom of the truth, nor did they consider Huei’s feeling, show her care and concern, or even, mentioned a way of resolving the issues, that the company had violated the laws against gender equality in the workforce, and the hi-tech company is a corporation that’s on the stock markets, with over two hundred employees, and, so, the company was mandated to pay a heavy fine of $150,000N.T.

And this ought to be a WARNING for all of you, in charge of a company, because there WILL be cases like this, and, if you don’t take your employees’ claims seriously, you WILL get SUED, and, in this case, the company didn’t do enough, and, the companies gave the woman a run-around, which was what angered her to SUE them!

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The Female Officers Shouldn’t Have Their Hair Tied Up in a Ponytail, Instead, It Should be in a Bun, on Gender Discrimination

If THIS is NOT sexism, I don’t know WHAT would be, from the Front Page Sections, translated…

The Kaohsiung city’s police department awhile ago, mandated that if the female officers have long hair, then, they MUST braid their hair up in buns, instead of wearing their hair in ponytails, and this caused the entry level officers’ displeasures; the Kaohsiung City Police Department told, that this, is the rule set up by the police department headquarters, that the city was merely, “enforcing the rules”.  Based off of understanding though, other cities elsewhere doesn’t forcefully make the female officers tie their hair up into buns, it’s quite prevalent, that female officers wear their hair in ponytails.

On the Facebook Fan’s page, “Police Suck”, there were female entry level officers who’d disclosed, that the manager’s office of Kaohsiung Police Department, on the 2nd of this month, issued an “most urgent” notice, stated how the rules of appearances for the police department from twelve years ago had already stated, “Female officers should NOT wear their hair braided, when they’re in uniform, their hair shall NOT exceed shoulder length; and when the hair exceeded shoulder length, the officers MUST wear it up into a bun, and must use black bands to tie up the hair.”, the article also mentioned, that recently, there were female officers who went on calls in their ponytails, and were asked to wear their hair differently.

The female officer who’d disclosed this had said, “saving the hair, losing the head, saving the head, losing the hair”, the rule of having the female officers braid their hair up into buns will cause them a TON of time to get ready, “When you’re out on the field, it’s the speediness that counts, NOT how good you looked.”  “Are we all going to become like those ladies from Tzu-Chih?”; plus, when they rode out on their motorcycles, “how the hell are we supposed to put our helmets on?”

The head inspector from the Kaohsiung police department, Lee said, because there had been sightings of female officers’ ponytail passing shoulder-length, and there were, quite a number of them, that the office was merely, “showing concerns” for the entry level employees, and will take the opinions of the workers into considerations, and report it up to the upper levels, and, to discuss it further.

Lee explained, that when the female officers are out on calls, if there were physical altercations with the bad guys, then, they may get their hair pulled, that there are safety concerns on the issues, but for now, they’re not going to reprimand the female officers who don’t follow the rules of tying their hair up in a bun when they come to work.

Recently, there had been multiple subprecincts that had received “warnings” from the inspector’s offices, and there were uniformed female officers who’d voiced their concerns on the matter, and, all they got was the replies of “it’s the rules!”

The entry level female officer told, that it’s easier, to tie their hair up in ponytails, it’s swift, that she’d never compromised her own safety, or the safety of others, wearing her hair in a ponytail, as she went on calls, “It’s too far-fetched, tying the problems of safety with our ponytails”, plus, wearing the hair in a bun, it takes too much time, and you must use a pin to keep it in place, the hair would mess up easily.  There were angry female officers who’d stated, that does that mean that ALL female officers who wear their hair in ponytails would get subdued by the bad guys?  That this, is thinking using the masculine mindsets to judge the female officers’ way of working.

The entry level female officers believed, that when they went out on calls, and wear their hair up in a bun, it would be uncomfortable, having to put their helmets on; and if the police department decided to enforce the rules, they will all, trim their hair short.

The female officer who’d told about this said, that she hoped, that in not affecting the way that the officers appeared, do give the female officers, the same amount to respect, and the right to decide, “This, is a good time, to remind those higher up officials, our superiors, to think hard, about keeping up with the looks!”

So, if this is NOT sexist, then, I don’t know what is!  I mean, hello, just because the ladies wear their long hair in ponytail, that still doesn’t make their work less efficient, and, I’m sure, that it would matter LESS, if a female officer in a bun manages to catch a bad guy, or if it was, a lady officer in a ponytail, who’d caught a bad guy, and this rule for the police precincts is still jut SEXIST and BULLSHIT if you ask me, but hey, who asked Y-O-U!!!

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Women Pushed Aside as China Modernizes, Gender Inequality in the Eastern World

From the New York Times that came with the papers today, written by: D. K. Tatlow and M. Forsythe…

Beijing—Fresh out of college, Angela Li was proud of her job as a teller at the state-owned China Everbright Bank—it wasn’t exciting, but it has prospects.  After a year and a half she applied for a promotion, along with a male colleague who had joined with her.

“Our boss came to talk to me afterwards,” said Ms. Li, 25.  “He said, ‘It’s good that you girls take your work seriously.  But you should be focusing on finding a boyfriend, getting married, having a kid.”

Women made great strides in the early decades of Communist rule.  The government has taken pains to portray women as equal to men, starting with Chairman Mao’s declaration that women “hold up half the sky.”  But the shift to a market economy and the resulting boom that has created opportunities for women has also fostered a resurgence of traditional values.  More and more men and women say a woman’s place is in the home. “Women’s status has not improved, and in some areas has regressed,” said Feng Yuan, a prominent Chinese feminist.

Women make up 44.7 percent of the work force, but just 25.1 percent of people with position of “responsibility,” according to China’s 2010 census.  Fewer than one in ten board members of China’s top 300 companies are women.  That measure is based on review of boards of every company in the CSI 300 index, China’s equivalent to the American Standard and Poor’s 500.  Among the CSI 300 companies, 126 have no women on their boards.

“We call it the ‘sticky floor,’” Ms. Feng said.  “There is a glass ceiling here too, but most women never even get off the sticky floor.”

By comparison, women hold 19.2 percent of the directorship on the S&P 500 companies, and about eighteen percent of board members in Europe’s 610 biggest companies are women.  While the advantage of having women in the boardroom are accepted global business circles, in China, the idea meets with incomprehension, even boredom, among business leaders.

Dongfang Electric, one of the world’s biggest makers of electric power turbines, has no women on its nine-member board.  “We’ve never thought about it,” said Zhang Linchao, the director of the company’s general offices.  Asked if the company would answer questions on the subject, he declined, saying, “It’s irrelevant.”

The pattern is pronounced at state-owned companies, where the government could simply order higher female participation.  Of the thirty-one companies on the CSI 300 that have no women as senior executives, 30 are majority state-owned.

The Communist Party’s women’s organization, the All-China Women’s Federation, is charged with representing women and protecting their rights.  In reality, it focuses on maintaining party control and traditional values.  Until recently, it posted editorials on its website belittling women who delay marriage.  It is also one of the key party organs carrying out the country’s family planning policy, enforcement of which has led to forced abortions.

Dong Mingzhu, president of Gree Electric, an air conditioner manufacturer with sales of $22.5 billion last year, blames women for their poor showing.  “Women don’t try hard enough,” she said.  “They’re too happy to go off and find a man to rely on.”

In some cases, the law supports discrimination.  Legally, women must retire earlier than men—generally age 60 for men and 50 or 55 for women—ass they are expected to care for the young, the sick, and the old.

Some companies not listed on the CSI 300, including the Internet giants Baidu and Alibaba, do have more women in the top positions.  Those women often find themselves on a lonely frontier.

And, this just shows, that although, we women ARE slowly, gaining our status in the world, however, because there’s still SEXISM, gender discrimination still working ITS “magic”, it’s gonna take a VERY long time, until we get the same pay rates as you losers, and, need I remind you, WHO has the ability to carry the young again?  Oh yeah, it’s US, you M***ER F***ERS, so, START respecting us, and besides, I KNOW that women ARE more capable than ALL you LOSERS combined here!!!

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If It Were a Man, Would You Still Ask These Questions?

This, is sexist!!!  From the Front Page Sections, translated…

Sometimes, if you want to know if something has hidden meanings, all you need to do, is a substitution, then, it all becomes, clear as day.

I’m going to serve up THREE practice questions, from a hot woman in tennis, the obituary of the author of Thorn Bird, to the Golden Globes and the Oscars, you can see instances of gender discrimination everywhere, but, the genders, they’re fighting back now.

One is for the recently ended Australian Open, the interview by the courtside had initiated the responses toward gender discrimination.  “Can you turn around for us?”, the reporter for the Australian Television Station, Ian Cohen, had sparked the rants on gender discrimination.  Cohen smiled toward Williams, who’d just finished a hard game in tennis, and asked her the above question; she is the world’s TOP female tennis player.  “Would you ask Federer, or even, Nadal, to twirl for you too?”, this sort of a substation, IS the best way, to FIGHT back toward this sort of an idiotic interview.

In another single’s match, the female Canadian player, Eugenie Bouchard, was also, asked the same question.  The twenty year old was stunned at first, then, she’d spun around shyly for him.

It’s ENOUGH!  In his eyes, don’t the techniques weigh MORE than the skills, compared to the sexy figures, and the young bodies?

And, these sexist questions had sparked anger from the seventy-one year old, Billy Jean King who’d won twelve trophies in tennis in her career.  She couldn’t help but shouted back, “If this is NOT gender discrimination, then, WHAT is?”

At the same time, the Australian press made ANOTHER Chauvinistic mistake.  After the writer of “Thorn Birds”, Colleen McCullough had passed.  The Australian press reported in her obituary that sums up her life, “McCullough, Australia’s best selling author, is a hunter of men.  Ordinary looking, clearly obese, and yet, she’s still intelligent and warm.  She’d once said, ‘I don’t care what I wear or what I look like; what’s interesting is, that I have all the men I want’”.

Would this be, what the writer of “Thorn Birds”’s proudest achievements, what she would be remembered by the world as?  Her biggest achievement in life was with her slightly obese figure, and getting ALL the men she wanted?

And so, you see here, that women ARE beginning to FIGHT back toward losers’ sexist remarks, and this shows a change in the “power struggle”, because more and more women are realizing, that they don’t have to be perceived as sex toys, sex objects, and get ridiculed by losers, and, this, is a good thing, because at least, we’re getting the balance back, slowly, that is…

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The Pressures to Reproduce a Son

This, is VERY bad, a traditional Chinese belief, translated…

“Sis, come to see the show next Saturday!”, I took the invitation from my second eldest sister.

Seeing how on the road of marriage, my second eldest sister had it hard, and I feel so bad for her.  Her mother-in-law held the traditional Chinese belief, that “only sons can carry on the family name”, it’d caused her to be under great duress at the start of her pregnancies.  And, unfortunately, her first two births were both girls, and, even though my brother-in-law is a good man who’s kind to her, but, the pressures to bear a male had caused my second eldest sister to have the thought of divorce, but, for the sakes of her two lovely daughters, all she could do, was bite down and carry on.

Five years later, my second eldest sister got pregnant again, she said, that she felt a mixture of emotions, because she wasn’t sure, if she could be dutiful to her husband’s family in the realm of bearing a male heir.  After she gave birth, she’d fell silent, with her eyes redden, and still, the new life is a new hope too, the youngest is a “she”, whom everybody loved, this had set my second sister’s mind at ease somewhat, but she no longer held ANY hopes for having a son, and, my brother-in-law worried about her physical condition, and never forced this “cardinal rule” of his mother’s.

A little over two years later, my second eldest sister got pregnant again, but, worries sat all over her face, but, she believed, that there is meaning, to the lives, coming to her, she worked up the courage, and had this baby, this time, it was, a boy!

As I took the invitation from her, the four kids will all be on stage for the recital, “Hsien will speak, Huei is the host, Jen and Yi will both be dancing, so, sis, you MUST be there too!”

Seeing the smile, finally bloomed from my second eldest sister’s face, I’m truly glad for her.

And so, this, is still, BULLSHIT, and, it’s still ALL because of this GOD DAMN mother-in-law’s beliefs of boys ARE better!!! Says W-H-O boys are better, and, you DO realize, that we women ARE the ones with the ability, to CARRY, right? Or, did some of you, “morph” into SEAHORSES, KANGAROOS, or other species like Sea Dragons out there???

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