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Stereotypical Women

March 31st, 2008 No comments

I know I’m always talking about kaya. Kaya this and kaya that and… If I’m to be honest, I have to say when my schedule is so tight that I really can only read a couple of blogs, hers is the first I go to. Mainly because she often seems to parrot back things that are floating around in my own head.

She’s been debating something that… well, the response really pisses me off and I really hate the fact that people are always making her feel like she has to defend her opinions. Sometimes I get bummed out by the fact that we don’t get very many comments, but the more I watch her comment section (which I used to ignore for this very reason) the happier I am that we don’t. People… are ridiculous.

I stole the questions month idea from kaya (Have I said that yet? I forget.) and one of the questions she was asked is, “How do you feel about having a female president?” (There was probably more to it… damn her readers are long-winded!) As usual, she basically said, word for word, how I feel (I swear we have the same brain… most of the time), after joking about PMS causing a monthly war. The response was wholly disheartening. You can’t even have an opinion anymore without being battered to smithereens over it.

The thing, however, that irritated me the most and made me decide to dedicate a post to it instead of continuing the war I wanted to wage on her page was the person blaming kaya and people like her (iow, me, though I’m sure the person has no idea who I even am) for the misogynistic males they deal with in their day to day life. She (the commenter) said that if it wasn’t for people like us she wouldn’t have to constantly deal with people choosing to deal with her husband (who is also her business partner) over her at work even though he constantly tells them that she is the expert in the areas they’re asking about.

To that, I say, “Honey… that’s your hang up.” If people are taking you as anything less than a strong, confident, intelligent woman, maybe you’re the cause. Not some chick on a blog that they’ve probably never read. Show them that you’re a strong, confident, intelligent woman and they’ll treat you as such. Or take their business elsewhere. But hey… if they want to deal with the stereotypical woman instead, that’s their choice, eh?

I don’t know what kind of business she runs. I’m not sure it makes much difference though. A customer is a customer is a customer. And they all respond to the same things. Confidence in yourself and your product, knowledge of your product, and treating them as if they’re on your level (when it comes to what you’re selling) even if they’re no where close.

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