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MARGARET GUDKOV

SONGSOPTOK THE WRITERS BLOG | 11/15/2015 |




SONGSOPTOK: What, in your experience, is the status of a girl child in the family? Is she treated in the same way as the male child? If not, what are the major differences in treatment?

MARGARET: I think it depends on culture family adhere  . In some countries  girl consider not welcome . In some otherwise. I as only child was always center of attention, no matter at all for my parents
 

SONGSOPTOK: Does the girl child have equal access to education in your country irrespective of economic or social status? What are the main factors that affect the equality or inequality of access to education?

MARGARET: If we talking about America  here is democracy and gender does not play any role if child wants to go to college. In terms of salary I would say  that women in general get payed  less  even we have equal rights to vote


SONGSOPTOK: Do you think that women, contrary to men, always have to make a choice between home life and professional career? Is it fair either on men or women? What is your personal experience?


MARGARET:  Yes, women always have to make choice. That how tradionally happens over the time. And that how exactly happened to me.. I have regrets  of lost times and what I could of do with myself



SONGSOPTOK: Detailed studies have shown that there are very few women across the world who occupy really top positions both in the private and public sectors. How do you explain this fact? Do you think that women are less qualified to hold top jobs or are there other explanatory factors?

MARGARET:  No women not less qualified.It just male chauvinism they have to get through to break in top.Look at prime ministers women like Thatcher, Indira or Golda.. There forest dence with prejudice of men  for women to pass



SONGSOPTOK: Even in the advance countries in the world, there is a large disparity between the number of men and women in political parties resulting in an under-representation of women in governments and elected councils. Do you agree with this point of view? What in your opinion are the main reasons?

MARGARET:  NO COMMENT


SONGSOPTOK: Do you think a larger participation and presence of women in all domains – economic, social and political- are actually required? Would it substantially improve the nature and quality of services and make the society a better place?

MARGARET:  Women in general peace makers. So more  the better  it be less wars , and bloodshed. What mother wanted her children be killed . I am all for it.


SONGSOPTOK: Do you think that for women the choice of a career and that of a family life with children should be mutually exclusive? Do you think that women who opt for both are not totally successful in either sphere? What is your own experience?

MARGARET:  Is hard to giggle career and  children. Few women succeed  in it  but not so many  .is more exeption to the rule. My experience  was that I sat at home when children were small  and later went to work .. Is like woman carrying 2 jobs



SONGSOPTOK: What is your opinion about the role played by the mother in bringing up children? Do you think that mothers should take more responsibility for the well-being of the children more than the father given that other than breast feeding, almost every other responsibility can be equally shared between the parents? Please explain your answer.

MARGARET:  I think role of mother is major one.  Besides breastfeeding  there other things  like warmth  and hugging and pacify the tears. Yet father should participate plenty and share responsibilities  . not just once in while thing.


SONGSOPTOK: “Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn't worth ruling” said famous American writer Louisa M Alcott. Do you agree? What, in your perception, is the kingdom given to women?

MARGARET:  Yes ,I agree. Is hard and unappreciated world. Clean, cook, clean again only been told  what you been doing whole day while I worked hard to bring money home. No one will say thank you.


SONGSOPTOK: Do you agree that professional women have to work at least twice as hard as men to attain credibility in her chosen career? What is your personal experience? Do you think that it is a rule rather than an exception? What in your opinion needs to be done to bring greater equality in the workplace?

MARGARET:  True.. seen it Women have to prove their worth . Somehow it believed that women cannot handle   that we frail and not strong. Change the mind of men which is impossible


SONGSOPTOK: Women who choose to be ‘homemakers’ often feel that they are not respected by society in general since they do not go out to earn money, though they probably have to work harder and for longer hours. Would you agree? What needs to be done to really valorize the homemakers?

MARGARET:   NO COMMENT.


SONGSOPTOK: On the other hand, working women very often have to juggle their professional and personal lives to be perfect both at home and at the workplace. What is your personal experience? Do you think that a woman really have to be perfect in both spheres or is this idea self-imposed? In your society, what is expected of working women?

MARGARET:  NO COMMENT.


MARGARET GUDKOV

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