Feel good story...

Old Mar 7th 2010, 4:43 pm
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I kinda liked this... it may be feel good newspaper pap, but still....

"The biggest problem I faced came from Emirati men who saw me working here. They found it very difficult to understand why a woman was working in these conditions. They offered me jobs, [ironically] as a receptionist, but I turned them down," says Mariam. "They think you need muscle to do this job, I say no you just need a mind."

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I kinda liked this... it may be feel good newspaper pap, but still....

"The biggest problem I faced came from Emirati men who saw me working here. They found it very difficult to understand why a woman was working in these conditions. They offered me jobs, [ironically] as a receptionist, but I turned them down," says Mariam. "They think you need muscle to do this job, I say no you just need a mind."

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/ge...rrier-1.592620
Yeah, always good to see. I had the pleasure to teach young local ladies who were training as bio-med engineers. Much harder working than their male counter-parts, but a lot of them felt they'd never be allowed to work by their families....
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aww, that is indeed feel-good!

I had to smile at "Women all over the world should understand that our gender is not an obstacle" though... yes, we have... it's just the ME that's catching up!

Good on 'er!
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Well done Mariam & shame on the chauvinists who don't like it.

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Old Mar 8th 2010, 6:31 am
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aye good on her, interesting her comment about emirati men and what job the offered her especialy as their grand and great grandmothers worked extremely hard just to stay alive, wonder what they would have said to the attitude
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