I can’t but You can.

I fully understand the concept of “mind-went-blank” yesterday. It literally did. I plunged into a whirlwind of sorrowful sobs right after I got into the car and all I could say in between my heaves and sobs is “I cannot remember”. I really can’t. Two-liners for 10 marks questions, I must be kidding. And I actually mixed up the terms. The worst has to be, the questions are actually pretty easy.

This is the first time I actually feel like crap after a paper.

I shall just pray. For favour and for grace. I can’t but God can.

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Revision on the Go – 01

Sex is biological and it is determined by the presence of male / female genitals and XY chromosomes. However, gender is socially constructed through socialisation by key agents such as family, community, society, traditional beliefs, values and mass media. For example, at a young age, parents will dress a girl in pink dresses, so that the girl will look feminine. A classic example of making women look feminine is the Chinese culture of foot-binding, that would make a girl walk in small steps, believed to be more feminine.

Mass media played an important role in socialisation where men and women are gender-stereotyped to be masculine and feminine respectively. They are also portrayed to be dominant in the public and private sphere. Men are always portrayed in a workplace, in shirt with tie, carrying a briefcase and women in apron, carrying a child in the kitchen.

Times may have changed, more women are establishing successful careers, even in fields that the men dominated, such as the medical and engineering field. However, have we also come to realise that what the society deemed as successful is a women who can balance both her family and career? We cannot deny that the society do frown upon women who are successful in career but did not succeed as well in managing her family. Sometimes, even if the husband is the one who failed in being faithful, she was blamed to have spent too much time at work, therefore, she was unable to keep her husband at bay? Why this disparity?

Species of Hope

This boy told me that looking into my eyes is a form of making love when I was just telling him that it is disrespectful to speak to someone without even looking at them.

His version of making love is hopelessly different from mine. His command of English definitely needs brushing up. Therefore, I wasn’t offended at all. What he needs is correction of speech and definitely, manners.

I was told that he is one of those who could pass his exams despite his occasional absence from class and his disruptive behaviour in class. He listens to his mother at home. So what made him behave in this manner in school?

A lack of self and social awareness?

Insecurities?

What are the issues children are facing these days?