Workplace discussions

In Anecdotes on October 12, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Talking to Thomas, a younger class man (which I suddenly find funny because he’s actually a guy…but we use this term for females as well) at work about feminism, I found him to be very careful in how he was responding to my questions.  It could’ve been because I’m older or he was afraid of offending me, but for the most part, his views didn’t irritate me or find me wanting to smack him upside the head and somehow transfer knowledge and tolerance into his brain. 

Which I’m a little surprised at because he is only 18 or 19 and has traditionalist beliefs – I find most males at this age, and even my own, quite childish and usually ready to regurgitate the views of their father.  Therefore, I prejudged him thinking he’d definitely oppose feminism.  I mean, yes, he thinks that the movement has gone too far, just as many of his male counterparts believe, and that it has ruined men’s chances to work with children – I won’t delve into that issue, however he did admit equality for women doesn’t yet exist in this country and that it should.  I know, nothing crazy liberal or heartwarming but maybe because of his age I don’t expect that much from him, so I’m giving him credit.


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