Someone I know recently told me “oh you’re planning to study politics, that’s unusual for a girl”. This came from a person I have never thought to be sexist or chauvinist for that matter. I personally found this comment demeaning and patronizing.
If this happens in the 21st century to an openly strong young woman I can’t imagine the situation 50 years ago for girls who aspired to be doctors and lawyers. So honestly what is expected of a young woman if this is the case?
Are we still expected to go to art school? Are we expected to spend our lives devoted to our family as daughters, wives and mothers? I am not denying that family is an integral part of human life but will a young man be judged based on his choice of career unless of course if it too ‘girly’.
Anyone with similar experiences? Please share!