My husband (watching a sports channel with some old program remembering previous Olympic Games) :
‘How great to see that gender equality reached such a stage in sports even in the 1980s that male and female weightlifters could participate in the same competition!!’
‘Darling, they are all women..’
With my daughter (13) at the doctor in Antwerp, Belgium.
When stepping in the GP’s office, we are greeted by the female receptionist.
Then we meet the assistant, also a lady.
A doctor comes in the waiting room – female again.
Finally we are called in by our doctor – a woman.
My daughter: ‘Mom, men cannot become doctors?’
At this point I politely ask my daughter to please retrain from any form of sexism.
Me (to my husband, leaving the restaurant): ‘Aren’t you cold?’
He: ‘Of course not! It’s because I am a Very Tough Guy.’
Me: ‘I see. Shall we call a taxi home or rather walk?’
He: ‘Uhh, rather taxi, no walk.’
Me: ‘Pardon? Didn’t you say you were a Very Tough Guy?’
He: ‘Eeeehmmm.. of course I am. Only I feel sorry for the pavement..’
Just seen the invitation to a renowned international event celebrating diversity – meaning very concretely an award ceremony for outstanding women in business, promoting ‘Gender Equality’.
For the indicated dress code please see the photo.
It is still a long way to go, I presume.. 😉
Our son (10) (explaining something to his papa on the tablet):
‘…And then on the advanced level there comes the Big Dragon who wants to destroy and kill us and we have to survive..’
Me (enthusiastically joining in the discussion): ‘Hi boys, what is the topic’?
My husband: ‘Ah, nothing special, only marriage..’
I have just received an email from a male colleague from a bank-branch: he is asking about my height and weight measurements.
I politely ask him whether the Bank has opened a modelling agency (‘broadening activity scope’) for which reason the above data are inevitable – but he quickly clarifies that he needs them for the life insurance I have recently requested for.
My reply attached.
Az imént kaptam e-mailt egy bankfióki ügyintéző férfikollégától, melyben magasságom és súlyom iránt érdeklődik.
Udvariasan visszakérdezek, hogy a bank a közelmúltban tudtomon kívül esetleg modellügynökséget nyitott-e, mely körülmény természetesen azonnal megmagyarázná a hirtelen támadt érdeklődést.
A kolléga tisztázza hogy nem, ellenben a minap kötött életbiztosításomhoz szükséges a fenti 2 adat.
I am happy to have found this picture on LinkedIn yesterday – it seems to give a great additional argument on gender equality:
It could provide men with an extra opportunity to prove their loyalty – when their wife still has nothing.. 😉
I always find it very creative when somebody considers the open-plan work environment the best place to apply her spray-on deodorant.
3 puffs under the left armpit, 3 puffs under the right one.. and then she urgently leaves for a meeting.
Still remember when your papa used to apply anti-insect spray in the tent on a family vacation?
Today on business trip in Hungary.
The Committee meeting is to begin, approx. 90% of the attendees are male around the table, a big minority being Belgian.
The other female member, apart from me, calls attention on the fact that it is International Women’s Day today. The Chairman apparently hadn’t been aware of this famous calendar event, so he asks back in an ironic tone:
Chairman: ‘Ah, so today is International Women’s Day. And when do we celebrate International Men’s Day?’
Me (not even looking up from my papers): ‘On the rest 364 days of the year, Mr Chairman.’