I'm jealous of pahan , indi and shakunthala because i do not know how they have developed such sites
I hate sudaraka because he makes my blog a website of a 5th Grader
I avoid visiting chamila and kalinga because they eat my time
And above all I m sick of all you guys for you all have proved that girls are dumb when it comes to computing( I m not talking about the blog posts. I m referring to the format, color combinations and the technologies that you have used to make the pages appear dangerously lovable)
As a victim of your brilliantly developed pages, I have the right to point my finger towards the
some simple questions;
--how many times have you chased away your sister from the computer?
--how many times have you deleted your sisters' documents just to take revenge for a silly thing?
--how many times have you hidden music and movie files so that the sister would spend less time in front of the computer?
and, how many of you have given user accounts with administrator rights to your sisters?
guys I know your answer.
But you alone are not the criminals.
Our culture itself limits a girl to the kitchen from birth to death. When parents buy toys for
children, they go for dolls for the girl and cars for the boys. In few days, the girl becomes an expert in raring children and the boy becomes an excellent car driver.
The story continues.
When the girl wants to touch the car, the boy wouldn't let her.
The car and the doll reside in the beds of the respective owners without even being touched by the other.
Time passes, a computer comes home and the same story continues.
Touching the computer is prohibited for the girl as she would "break it". Most of the times, this rule is imposed by the boys on girls.
It is true that everything is best learned by experience. Then why boys don't let the girls experience and learn? why don't they allow girls to do mistakes? why don't boys remember that it is the way they learned?
I have been fighting over this issue for ages with my brother and this is what he had to say as a conclusion.
"I make mistakes and i do learn. but when it comes to you, you do silly things ( for example, changing the modem settings to see how the performance changes with the settings and leaving it as if nothing happened. cz I m sure he will kill me, if he knew i had done that) but you do them at least twice to learn."
Yes, an average girl is not the techno type, she would be into more feminine things all the times. For example, just take Facebook. Girls would be talking of all the status messages of the hot guys in town and about the number of gifts she had received. But a boy would be speaking of the security in face book and he might compare Face book to Linked In.
Girls do not talk of security in Facebook because it is none of their business. they just want to keep in touch with friends and that is it. she doesn't have enough time to spend in front of the computer and she is not expected to. have you ever heard of a girl who is referred to by the parents as a child who is always sitting in front of the computer? (i bet no. but if you have heard, you are lucky)
You see it is obvious that girls take a lot of time to learn.
Now to the point of view of the boys. you might say that girls do not have the interest in computing cz they can get everything done by boy friend or brother.
you are correct.
Any way, im lucky to have to have a brother who comments about my modem usage in the blog and say in person that i myself have to find the ways to control it. I think that is what you should do. let her experience and learn but ,support her to do it.(although my brother is too stingy when it comes to support)
On the other hand,as chamila said in comments of my previous post, most of the ladies think they cannot work as well as men.(ගැහැනුන් තුල (75% and decreasing) ස්වාභාවයෙන්ම තියෙනවා හීනමානයක්.. මට පිරිමි තරම් වැඩ කරන්න බෑ තියලා...). this is one of the key reasons for girls to give the field of computing.
But there are exceptions too, do you konw that the head of the Computer Science Department in University of Moratua is a lady?
After all, here i am, trying to edit the blog template for a week to get a share this button at the end of all the posts.
Guys now you can laugh at me( for i know, in your eye,i m a girl who downloads you tube videos this way)
The reason is that i know only a little bit of html and java. But at least i know that there are many things to learn.
The lack of knowledge made me helpless (In fact, it also made me sick of the nice blogs) and sick of our culture which nourishes the stupid idea that the girls are for kitchen.
And one important point.
It is learning and experience with the support of my brother.
If he does not allow me to use the computer through out the day, I would be thinking that blogging is just about posting and adding widgets to the template.
So guys, one humble request, help your girls and sisters to experience. If you take the initiative, they can come out of the "cultural shell"
and girls, please do not fear, experience and feel the challenge
PS:: The blogs I have mentioned above are the ones that I really love.