Question: Being employee of the Month; Is this a Reward or a Punishment?
We’re talking about Masculinity and Femininity; here is where Culture Matters most!
The answer to the above question depends for a great deal on your cultural background. There are cultures that would answer with a definite YES, others with a NO (and there are the in-betweens too of course).
Definite YES countries are for instance the USA and India.
Definite NO countries are for instance Sweden and Thailand.
First let’s clear up a very stubborn misunderstanding:
It’s election year in the US. The first primaries have been held in Iowa for the bid of the republican candidate who will contest President Obama in November this year. The winner there: Mitt Romney. For now.
Another Republican contestant, Newt Gingrich, who was in the lead before, declared the elections to turn “ugly”. What else is new? Read More
This is of course not the opinion of the writer.
So, let me be more specific and approach this title from an cultural perspective
In certain countries people prefer to have a son over a daughter. In two of these countries, India & China, the men out-number the women by 12 to 15 percent. These figures come from the magazine Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The authors are, Therese Hesketh (University College, London) and Zhu Wei Xing (Zhejiang University China).
Selective abortion and negelect of young girls have led to these figures, according to the above mentioned study.
However, this is nothing new. Throughout the centuries boys have always been preferred over girls.