Wednesday, April 8, 2009
The Female Commodity
One of the barriers mentioned was the corporate culture within an organization, where women are not included because of family barriers or certain values and perceptions.
From my point of view, this is a very complex problem here in Dubai. Women who are well educated often end up at home not because of the lack of opportunities or family barriers (although that might be the case to some, more so outside Dubai) but because they don't get much out of it. And I'm not talking about materialistic value, but given the effort we put in, and the kind of people we have to deal with (that's a whole other issue), we feel under appreciated. We expect more because that's the kind of life we're used to. That is why most women I know prefer to stay at home, and why one day I might choose to.
What is the situation in your country? And what might be the cause?
Do tell xx
Ps. I passed!
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