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Women - Object of Respect, not Objectification

I had to visit the neurologist the other day. I call up the hospital and find out if one would be on call in the evening and had my appointment booked. Fifteen minutes before the scheduled appointment, I reach the receptionist to confirm the room. She goes, “ The lady neurologist will see you in room number 10”. I was stumped. What was the message she was trying to convey? Neurologist is in? She’s a lady? Do I want to see a lady neurologist?


It got me wondering. Does being a lady make her any less of a doctor? Why can’t the receptionist just say “ The neurologist is in?” And then I wondered .. does anyone ever say “lady receptionist”? No. Then why this tag for a doctor?
Women today are just being designated to posts where they can look pretty. Looking pretty seems more important than doing a good job. There are actresses who have confessed that they were told by the director to just look pretty and needn’t worry about acting. It is a pretty sad state of affairs when women are being looked at as women and not the role they play in their respective fields.
 
Take sports for example. When we watch Pete Sampras playing, we only see Pete Sampras. But somehow, in a very warped sense, a ladies’ match is seen as a lady playing, not a tennis player. In order to write a blog, I was looking up various write-ups on other achievers to note their accomplishments. It was really sad to see the snaps of some sportswomen. While the content claimed to be of their games, the snaps made it look like they were posing for an ad, not the game. The angles of the camera were all … I write wrong for lack of a better word.
But this is really really wrong. We should watch the game for the game, irrespective of which gender is playing it. The focus should be on the match, not to the fact that it was played by a lady. The moment the player is branded, the charm and the respect is lost. It is now a very sexist view. How can that view not be a biased one?
It is time to remove the gender completely. Lady doctor. Lady astronaut. Lady artist. Lady whatever. They are just doctors and engineers and people. It is really tragic that women represent half the human race and are still looked at as …. You complete it for me, please.

Indu

Comments

  1. Totally agree. And we see this all over the place. Just the other day, I saw a post about the "10 most glamorous sportswomen in India". Am I supposed to read the article because they are good sportswomen or because they are glamorous.

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  2. Spot on Indu. We really have to understand objectification. Most people I meet dont even see it as a problem which is shocking to say the least.

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  3. We all live in Hypocritical society for one side we talk of equality and on the other we talk of gender bias. You are correct in stating that there should not be an emphasis on " lady" doctor or engineer or for the matter any professional. Nice post

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