Last couple of weeks, I went out with my friends to a small meeting at Sushi King, The Spring, Kuching. While enjoying the sushi, we had a hot discussion on women’s roles in the society. Of course, being the sole man in the group didn’t help, so i try to be politically neutral. Ironically, it was the girls themselves who seem to take less pride on such gender issue. One female friend ask: "Frankly, what profession in this world that the women are highly associated with?" I responded by saying: "Fashion? Modelling?". She immediately answered "But they are still under men! Most established fahion designers are men! Sigh!". Then, she further elaborated how a lot of fields are dominated by men. Another female friend interrupted: "I know, it must be prostitution! The world oldest profession and it was and still is ruled by women! Men are slaves to that! Hahaha" Her response drew laughter from all of us, though the point she was trying to make is clear.
Her statement made me realise just how women are positioned in this world. I mean though they are given a lot of so-called equal rights, their contribution to the society is rather not as significant as men’s. Even their life is partially controlled especially by traditional thought. More often that not, a woman has to resort to sexual appeal or persuasion (if not sexual intercourse) when wanting to be on top. Top model, top singer, top CEO, etc, rely heavily on this, though it may not be openly reported. But this does not prove that men are strong. In fact, men should instead be considered as weak, because they can fall easily to such temptation. So, does that mean sex is the only weapon or tool women are good at?
I have encountered several female friends who are so desperate to get decent men as their mate or life partner that they dare to do whatever it takes including using sex as a bait. Even on social networking sites like Facebook, Friendster, Myspace, Tagged, you’ll definitely see young girls trying to lure attention by posting semi-nude photos. Of course, many of them are also making money through online sex shows available on the net. . You’ll be shocked to see how many educated women are going into prostitution. For them, it’s easy money and perhaps sex is in fact their most effective asset, something they can really rely on as depicted in this poster taken from Demotivateus.com
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