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« on: December 04, 2006, 04:47:08 PM »
From Jane Ledwell, from the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women:


You cash your pay cheque. How would you describe it?

a) just what you deserve, based on your work, training, and experience;
b) not bad - for a woman;
c) not bad for part-time work - which is all you can find that's flexible
enough;
d) about 62% what a man would earn for similar work;
e) pay cheque? what's a pay cheque??

You become a cabinet minister. What do the media remark on?

a) your competent, collaborative savvy;
b) your girlfriend or boyfriend;
c) your looks and your fashion sense;
d) your over-emotional or overly personal response to issues;
e) the time you spend away from your family or away from your desk.

You're getting ready for that hot date. What do you pack?

a) a nifty purse, a positive attitude, a sexy swagger, and no cares or
worries;
b) a sweater -because how sexy is too sexy? how hot is too hot? ;
c) baggage from past bad relationships, sexual abuse, or sexual assault;
d) three kinds of birth control - it's your responsibility to be prepared;
e) pepper spray, a cell phone, a cover for your drink at the bar, emergency
numbers.

You choose a place for your date. What kind of place do you choose?

a) the best spot to suit the occasion;
b) somewhere bright and public so you'll feel safe until you get to know each
other;
c) somewhere dark and private, where maybe no one will notice your date is
another woman;
d) somewhere kid-friendly - who can afford child care?

SCORE: Unless you answered "a" to all of the above, you have a way to go to reach equality. Few, if any, women have achieved all "a" answers in Canada. When we do, it won't be by accident. Individual women will have worked to get the respect they deserve. Women's groups will have successfully striven to build on past generations and look to future ones. Women and men together will have recognized that women's equality has a positive impact for everyone. When women answer "a," equality will apply not only to the most privileged groups but also to poor women, lone parents, lesbian women, immigrants, Aboriginals, and women of colour. Send your quiz scores to Minister Oda and Stephen Harper.

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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2006, 05:10:52 PM »
This is so appropriate ... can we think up and add more other quiz Q&A?  Perhaps this thread could be a sticky.

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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2006, 04:13:26 PM »
You discover you're pregnant, as you want to be.  When you tell people, they:

a) Are aware that this is your choice and that your life circumstances make this possibility a joyful event.

b) Use this opportunity to tell what to do when you're pregnant and how to give birth.

c) Have irrelevant and insulting advice on how you should raise your child.

d) Take your words out of context and use them as a weapon to beat you with their arrogant opinions.

e) Ask you who the father is.

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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2006, 04:43:01 PM »
Goodness, Gorgeous bones...if I discover I'm pregnant, start looking for three camels and a bright star in the sky!!

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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2006, 05:04:53 PM »
:rotfl:

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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2006, 10:35:39 PM »
You're getting married. As a consequence,

a) you keep your birth name though you and your spouse have discussed creating a new family name for yourselves.

b) you go to the biggest town in your province to get a license and to find a justice of the peace to officiate because nobody in your town is willing to perform a same-sex marriage wedding ceremony.

c) you discover that some institutions require that you give them your 'married' name.

d) your boss asks you if you're planning to have children soon because he would have to increase his operating budget  to include a salary for your replacement when you take maternity leave.

e) all your single male friends get a funny look on their face.

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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2007, 10:30:33 AM »
I was hoping (d) was prohibited by human rights legislation by now.  If I were asked that question, my next stop after the job interview would be a lawyer's office.

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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2007, 10:42:33 AM »
You are waiting for the bus with a girlfriend, a bit tipsy after a few drinks together. What is your main concern?

a) That you will have to pee before the bus comes;

b) That guys will hit on you in a disrespectful manner, although they party as much if not more than you do;

c) That the police will pick you up, as "your kind of people" are known to be troublemaking substance abusers;

d) that some creeps will pick you up and assault you (or perhaps worse) because the authorities are not overly concerned when your type goes missing.
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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2007, 01:48:54 PM »
You & your life partner of 15+ years are invited to an important business-oriented cocktail party & you are legally married in Ontario. You will introduce her as:
a) my spouse;
b) a dear friend of mine;
c) my room-mate;
d) a colleague.

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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2007, 10:41:54 PM »
Quote from: deBeauxOs
You're getting married. As a consequence,
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e) all your single male friends get a funny look on their face.


... and three faint dead away.

You arrive at a client site with a male colleague.  You tell someone which company you are from.  The person who greets you immediately:

a) asks who you are there to see
b) starts walking you up to marcom and your partner to the technology lab
c) addresses only your male colleague

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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2007, 10:30:58 AM »
You know, when I got pregnant, my male boss did ask me who the father was. I do not have a track record of sleeping around, not even flirting, my boss might have thought he was being funny, but he had no business joking around with me (and certainly not like that!) because he knew what a low opinion I had of him. Oh, I am so glad he's gone!!

 

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