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Myths about bitches

April 19, 2010

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Love or hate Shashi Tharoor, he is not one to mince words. In the midst of the recent controversy, Mr Tharoor became the unexpected champion of Indian women professionals. Here’s what he said (emphasis mine):

“Our media cannot accept an attractive woman as a serious business professional.”

Woah, harsh words, though they do ring true in India and all over the world. In the US, even Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s been called a b****, as are successful and supposedly aggressive women around the world.

Now that Su-Shi (cutely dubbed so by Shobhaa De) have got the ball rolling, we’re taking this a step or two forward, and bursting myths about us women professionals in India and around the world.

Bitch on Board

Myth: We are b****es

Fact: No, we’re not. We like being good (except for a few handful who spoil our name), but come along and spoil our happy party with your superiority airs, and we gotta play the b**** card.

Myth:  We’ll do anything to climb the corporate ladder.

Fact: Hell, no! We have our value system, and we like to stick to it.

Myth: We don’t care about our family and friends.

Fact: That’s so not true! Our family and friends are our support system, and we love them, enjoy spending quality time with them, and just talking. Notice the crazy hours we spend chatting on the phone with our friends? That’s coz we love them!

Myth: Since we work together and we’re friendly, it’s okay to flirt with us.

Fact: Oh puhleeze. It’s not okay! Office sleazeballs  can GTH.

Myth: We gossip about our female colleagues.

Fact: Yep sure, but not as much as the men do! (Admit it, men love to gossip!)

Myth: We don’t deserve praise/ appreciation for our work.

Fact: Why not? If we did it, we’re going to take credit for it.

Myth: We are not serious about our work/ we work for fun and pocket money.

Fact: Any idea what a kilo of tomatoes costs these days? Mangoes? Rice? And BTW, even if we do work for fun, what is anyone else’s problem?

 

Any more myths to burst, ladies? Would love to know!

PS- Please share this with every guy in your office. Or at least some male friends.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. q8life permalink
    April 22, 2010 4:41 pm

    My opinion on the whole IPLGate http://q8life.wordpress.com/2010/04/22/ipl-magnet/

  2. May 11, 2010 9:40 pm

    He he he he I could have a debate with you on a few of the questions that you have answered …

    yeah the answers are yours or the people you are around not WholLy..
    there are good and bad… If i meet a bad girl i will say she is bad and blah blah blah . but if there is good girl then it changes

    same is case with men…

    The same questions can be put to a man with the male version of Bi*%^..

    if i tell you my experience i prove all your answers wrong.. so its individual.. as they say

    you cant be good for everyone .. for some you are bad for some you are nice …

    🙂

    again a nice article … now dont get angry at me he he he he

    • May 12, 2010 11:39 am

      @Bikram– Thanks for sharing your opinion, of course, a guy will differ on this. But the idea is to break the stereotype associated with career women, hope the blog post helps with that!

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