If yes, then what makes it rude to ask a woman her age? Why is it not rude to ask a child or a man their age?
How unwilling would you be to tell someone how old you are? How likely are you to lie about your age – what makes you want to do that?
What do you think most people mean by ‘ageing gracefully’ – should it matter to random people how other people (specially women) age?
What could make women want to avoid looking their real age – what makes growing old for women such a bad thing?
Do you like this quote (not sure from where) “I don’t intend to age gracefully, I plan to fight every inch of the way.”
Sharing an email from Maheswari Nair.
Ian Chappell is talking about Women players’ ages being put up on the billboard during the Women’s World Cup.
A friend felt that this was a comment made lightly which does not disparage the professional ability of the women, I felt that this comment by a an influential veteral player undermines the effort of the women’s team to be taken seriously… in the end he agreed with me.. but said “Ohh, you are a complete feminist”.
I am proud to be a feminist, however I was wondering, would only feminists react to such a comment and feel it is in bad taste?
If he had made a similar comment about a team based on stereoptypes about their country the outcry would have been tremendous, but this comment was shrugged off an an idiosyncracy.
Are racism and sexism so very different?
Blogging has changed the way I think. The post below was published in Oct 2008.