Gender equality: will we succeed and get out of hand?
An Eastern woman is always and by all is defined as a dependent unit, if at all. In the minds of many, she almost never makes decisions on her own. In contrast to the Western woman, equalized in rights with a strong sex, she is more likely an object over which actions are performed. It does not matter in her favor or against her will, for it depends on the circumstances. To somehow dispel these well-known stereotypes, I present the observations of an oriental woman who is absolutely happy, which is characteristic of her dependent position. He is Tikhon. She is Glafira. Both for fifty. She is now 52, then 56 – the numbers change from mood and state of mind. Invariably, only that it still works. Like him, however. The neighbors call her “general.” Active, active, turbulent, vortex and simple. He’s closer to 60, he teaches somewhere. For neighbors, he is an “intellectual” – quiet and amorphous. They have a common weakness – guitar songs. Usually he plays, she sings. He goes after the talmud, which has been worn out by hand and swollen from frequent use, sits gracefully next to him, slobber out his finger, gives the go-ahead, and then, diligently and intermittently, her diligent exercises with guitar overflows are heard. Photo: Depositphotos This happens every weekend. As a rule, with guests, barbecue, vodka, herring. Or without them. In the set or “for two” – as you have to, but with a guitar. And then suddenly on a weekday evening they taxied to the country. Both dressed up, obviously from work. She, barely dressed, immediately takes up the matter. As usual, quickly and quickly mows the lawn, without respite, flying the beds, cleans, digs, harvests crops … Zucchini and pumpkins spore and spree fun and neat rows into the trunk, as if they fit themselves. And he knows himself sitting on a swing with a guitar and quietly strumming something, while he waits a short time. In between, she casts a second glance at him and commands: “Be quiet, and now my beloved! ..” And he immediately melodiously displays “… separation, alas, are destined for all our meetings …” while she is watering the garden with the finishing touch. Looking at him lovingly, she nods: they say that everything is so, everything is true. The last chord sounded, and he gently hastens it: “Let’s go, Glasha! It’s completely dark … Nine already … ”She agrees, changes her clothes. And now their trace has caught a cold. Such in our neighborhood recently, “quiet and smooth – God’s grace” was observed. I looked at this matter from my balcony Juliet and thought everything … After all, here my life fits without any effort into the Procrustean bed of sheer servility to my husband. Photo: Depositphotos For example, this: “Listen, you have to fry the barbecue! Are you going to do this ?! So it’s time for a long time already! ”Or so again:“ Tell me, when will you make me a pergola? There you need to tie the grapes over … “And very often it happens like this:” You see, roses need to be processed, otherwise they will die! .. No, not later, but right now, then it will be too late! .. Yes! Now and immediately! ”Etc. The main thing, and with my son, is the same story:“ Max! Where are you?! In the basement?! Take dad, go eat, I’ve already prepared everything! ”And what’s the answer ?! From the bowels: “Now, now …” After 10 minutes: “I told someone, go eat!” Everything will cool down, I won’t warm anything! “” Oh, well, now … Well, you know, we have very important men’s affairs here! We need to finish! Soon we will be! ”After another 10 minutes, already in hysteria, I shouted to the basement:“ Even the work of a cleaning lady is valued more than the cooks! ” If you don’t come to the table right now, I’m leaving … for Minsk. ON foot! ”And only then, rather from surprise than from fear, both emerge with displeasure stating:“ Oh, well, how impatient you are! ”