I feel offended that you ascribed such features solely to women, ignoring males. While I am like that, too!! My wife only copies my example! hahaha
Caring and helping are often seen mostly as female traits, but there are always exceptions, as you have proved!! I only meant that she should take it easy given that she has recently been ill, while you,I presume, are full of beans and fighting fit No offence was meant!!
Caring and helping are often seen mostly as female traits,
That`s a discrimination of boys and men. We are also caring and helpful and we are not such rare exceptions! In Sweden and other progressive countries, they fight such false stereotypes by encouraging kindergarten boys to wear girl clothes, playing with dolls etc.
I am going on personal experience and how roles are perceived in the UK. I don't think I would be wrong in saying that 9 times out 0f 10, it is the woman who cares for and looks after the children here. There are also very few male staff in nursing and residential homes where staff look after and care for the elderly, for example.
they fight such false stereotypes by encouraging kindergarten boys to wear girl clothes, playing with dolls etc.
I'm not sure encouraging boys to wear girl's clothing is the way to go. Let them decide for themselves. Same as with toys. If boys want to play with dolls, fine. When I was a kid, I was into building lego and meccano, no interest in dolls. I wanted chemistry sets and artist's stuff. I was more of a tomboy, but I did like nice dresses etc. I don't think kids should be forced or encouraged to play with toys traditionally associated with the opposite sex, same as with clothes. If boys and girls play together as they do in pre-school or kindergarten, let them choose what they want to play with or wear.
Please don't start with gender neutral pronouns etc, it makes me want to scream. And I am more of a left leaning person than right.
that 9 times out 0f 10, it is the woman who cares for and looks after the children here. There are also very few male staff in nursing and residential homes where staff look after and care for the elderly, for example.
Let them decide for themselves. I don't think kids should be forced or encouraged
Please don't start with gender neutral pronouns etc, it makes me want to scream.
And I am more of a left leaning person than right.
Yes, 9/10 or even more than 9, is the same ratio here.
No, it wasn`t my intention to start with pronouns. But you reminded me I watched a protest by a certain enraged anti-gender youtuber against them. It was funny.
That`s good, I prefer to talk to left leaning people as they are not so intolerant and abusive as rightists.
they are not so intolerant and abusive as rightists
I'm only abusive if someone winds me right up! But the PC culture here is getting to be ridiculous. It's too far to the left now, in my opinion. Live and let live is my motto generally. As long as no-one gets hurt, let people do what they want and get on with their lives. Maybe right-wingers don't have much going on in their lives, it takes a lot of time and energy to be that negative and obsessed with things that they have no power or control over.
some people will always claim they are hurt by others doing what they want.
Very true, but my country has now becaome so PC that you can no longer say or do anything without someone being offended, it's completely over the top now. A quick and true example.
My place of work became an academy last year, so in effect we have a new employer. I opened a letter in my pigeon hole at the end of last year, to find a a P45 along with a letter. A P45 form is what someone is given when they leave or are fired from a job. I had to think for a minute when I opened it as I had recently had time off work, but then common sense took over and I realized I was not being fired, and that all employees would receive this, as we were 'leaving' our old employer for a new one. A few others came in, opened their letters and for about 20 seconds thought the same as me, they were being fired. Then one member of staff took offence and started having a meltdown about how upsetting it was, such a shock, and how dare they tell people in this manner blah blah. She ended up going and complaining to senior management who then had to issue an apology by email for potentially hurt feelings. Seriously? Get a grip is what I thought after laughing my head off.
A P45 form is what someone is given when they leave or are fired from a job.
Aaah, first I didn`t know what form was that but now I do: I think people also get sth similar here. In the United Kingdom and, until 1 January 2019 in the Republic of Ireland, a P45 is the reference code of a form titled Details of employee leaving work. The term is used in British slang and Irish slang as a metonym for termination of employment; the equivalent slang term in the United States is pink slip.
A P45 is issued by the employer when an employee leaves. It is a multipart form.