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Re: women's behaviour-RE: Soap Box

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Aaron and Jennifer (THEGREEN99)
Wed, 13 Oct 1999 16:13:26 -0400

I realize that there are many social issues around being assertive.
However, I also think (generally) people who enjoy their job don't want to
rock the boat. If a person tries to assert change, the person may be seen as
a complainer. I suppose it all revolves around self-confidence and whether
you have tenure or not.

Jennifer in Michigan
-----Original Message-----
From: John & Sandra Barrick <astroboy>
To: Artemis420 <Artemis420>; softsnow
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 1999 8:44 AM
Subject: women's behaviour-RE: Soap Box

>Artemis420 wrote:
>> In total agreement! Teachers are often such "good little girls" that
>> are treated badly because they don't scream out and protect themselves.
>> Mostly because they think the administration will treat them right if
>> are good and sweet and don't complain...
>> Artie
>This is a learned behavior, encouraged through society. Girls are
>not born meek but everything in society tells them not to stand up
>and confront men, authority etc. Why do you think we get paid less
>then men? We don't stand up for and are not thought of as worthy or
>need it as much as men. I'm not saying it's true, merely stating my
>belief. It's easy to say stand up, but are you men? It's another
>thing to actually do it. It takes time or a lot of pressure for some
>people to find the strength or anger to do this. Think about the
>females in your class, are they less aggressive then the males? Do
>they feel justified to raise a point and stick with it? I have, and
>I can tell you for one you are thought of as a bi**h. Not that that
>ever stopped me- but aggressive women> who stand up for themselves
>will not be liked very much and can sometimes be penalized for it.
>Hopefully society will change. for the better.