Strong, Independent, Women.
Another situation that makes me very uncomfortable is when I am introduced to a lady. I hesitate to shake hands. If I dont, and she expected me to, Im retarded; If I extend my hand and she doesnt shake hands, Im embarrassed.
I dont know what is it exactly. My guess is women have much less rights; and they are cognitively taught through involvement and perception, that they basically take the back seat. Anything they say or do can be used against them, since men are responsible for keeping women in line.
Like in Saudi, women cant go anywhere without a male relative. The only word I can think of is
dependant. The Mullas (religious regulators) always warn from Women being alone, and the necessity of a male relative to make sure burning sexual desires are repressed, and that women dont run off with strange men. Im sure all of you heard about the fatwa that women can log on the internet only when a man is present.
Why dont we have many Ghada Jamsheers and Nada Hafath's? And not one single elected female in any office?
In my opinion, one of the reasons we dont have many women leaders, is because men are more comfortable with each other. I can have a friendly (man-to-man) conversation with my superiors. It does not have to be about work. It can be about football, vacation, how much I hate someone... anything ( if they're in a good mood.) Ladies, on the other hand, are limited to discussing work and nothing else. If they carry a friendly conversation with a man, they might be seen as flirty sluts. This barrier limits her access to little tips and skills that a man like me gets from more experienced individuals, since there is more interaction. When managerial vacancies and promotions come around, guess who's more likely to get them? Good old joker, thats not the sharpest tool in the shed, but picked up some tricks of the trade? Or the shy girl that hides behind her files and I cant remember her name?
Bottom line is, I believe that if women can easily approach men, and had more space to be independent, they will be much better off.