Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I don't see why people think a woman smokes to get some false sense of "power and control" and why this theory doesn't apply to a man. 21st century, isn't it?

P.S. I don't have a problem with non smokers. But I do have a problem with stereotypes and stereotyping.

4 comments:

Sagarika said...

Me too...

Sagarika said...

My boss refused to let me work in peace if i dind't quit smoking and threatened to call my parents... no no u didnt read school u read office.. ya .. when I said I wont.. she called me pseudo cool in front of all... I saw the 'pious' her holding a ciggy the wrong way at a corporate meet away from home .. trying to be 'normal'!

DI said...

I don't smoke, but I have heard so many people sstereotype women who smoke, that I usually end up arguing, and then I am asked if I smoke too. As if that explains everything.

That's one thing, but very recently, this guy I know forwards this mail titled 'look how much India is progressing' and has some 10 pictures of women smoking. And when I ask him why there were no pics of guys, he says ' that's still ok'. Ugh!

Tamanna Mishra said...

@Sagarika, are you serious? Tell PARENTS?? What's wrong with your boss? LOL!

@DI, couldn't agree more! Funny how men will stare hard if you smoke, with a smoke in hand no less!! :P