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You're not only a pretty face after all...

So this last Friday I felt pretty insulted. While I was at work one of the professor I work with asked me for help doing some copies, enlarging them and printing some legal copies. After I did everything for him he said (and I quote): "Ah! So You're not only a pretty face after all".

It is very sad to see how there are stereotypes we, women, are fighting against nowadays. It's is incredible that because someone is pretty, like to look good, or simply takes care of her health and beauty she's considered to be dumb or with no talents at all. I'm very disappointed in people that think they are smarter just because of a title, gender or age.

I think this is a very important issue that we have to fight against as women because if WE don't who will?


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Comment by Marisol Guzman on June 15, 2011 at 12:31pm
Wow! That is super insulting Ana, I'm sorry you had to experience that! I too have had similar comments like that thrown at me :( But the way I see it is that we shouldn't let comments like these bring us down but make us stronger than we already are and inspire us to break through those gender/cultural boxes society tends to put us in.  Here is my response to this professor, "Yes sir, I am way more than just a pretty face or  a child bearer. You should look around you more often because now a days there are a lot of us and there will continue to be more! Let me know if you need help with anything else." ;D




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