Women on The Apprentice
Sometimes in life you just have to take a stand and speak up for yourself at the risk of getting shouted down: this is one of those times, right here, right now. The stand in question is against all those people who keep saying that the women on The Apprentice are bitchy, rude and argumentative (and not just the women in the BBC show, but all women in business who are forced to work alongside men). In my opinion – which I am just about to get very vocal about, as if you didn’t know – you’re all very wrong, and here is the reason why.
Hold on to your groins, men.
Yes these women may be loud, and yes they may get into arguments, but don’t get this confused with women on a mission to win what is essentially a game-show. Competing against not only men, but other widely held stereotypes, it isn’t really surprising that they get a bit assertive now, is it? Something else which must be remembered is that the men are just as bad. The difference is only in the way they tend to argue: rather than the squabbling, the men usually resort to macho face-offs which are aggressive on a more personal level. Now to my mind that’s just unnecessary and often plain rude.
Another important point to have in mind is that it has taken women a very long time to get where they now are in business. That doesn’t come without costs. So if it looks like the women are aggressive, just remember that without aggression they never would have broken those stereotypes in the first place. If it wasn’t for a few ballsy women then it’s quite possible that we’d still be stuck in the home cooking and cleaning with no hope of a career.
There are more points, of course, but I will tie it up with this one: equality is still a long way away. Not only do many women earn less than men – even in menial office jobs which comprise of using the paper shredder and making coffee – but they are expected to accept this and not question it. The Apprentice girls in all the series merely mark the dawn of a new age. An age where women can do anything as good as their male counterparts, and an age which is finally breaking to allow women the rights they deserved all along.
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