What's up ici? Issue 7 - Page 4

7. It's your mother's birthday and you want to buy her a gift. What do you do?

a) You buy her a “Vaporetto” so that she’s not so stressed, and as it costs a fortune your father also collaborates.

b) You buy her the perfume she normally uses ... it's practical and it's not something for the house!

c) You buy her a session in a spa with bath and massage, because you know she loves it.

8.- You are watching TV and the slogan of an advert says "... because for a man, a fragile woman has a special charm! ..." What do you think?

a) You get pissed off at this kind of old-fashioned ads that keep reproducing that idea of the overprotective and paternalistic man and the weak and fragile women to protect ... you decide to report it!

b) You think nothing... advertising is always like that and will continue to be ... exaggerating things so you buy more ... you could not care less about it!

c) You like the ad ... your boy loves to tell you that you are his "treasure" to protect, care and guard against all dangers ... and you like to feel "his girl" .

9.- Today your father has argued with his sister (your aunt) because they have to take care of their parents (your grandparents) ... and your father says that it would be better for her to do it because it is more natural for daughters to do that ... what do you think?

a) You understand why your father says that ... women are more caring and know what to do when someone is ill ... besides your father is a disaster for that ... and your aunt is a doting mother!

b) You’re a bit ashamed that your father thinks like that and you don’t understand why he says that ... Aren’t they both their children? ... If both were taken care of as children, why does your aunt have to do it alone now? Why not do it together?

c) You think it's true that your father, like all men is worse than your aunt at taking care of your grandparents ... but the truth is that your father could try to... And so you could enjoy more the company of your grandparents!

10.- The whole family goes in the car and suddenly, after the sound of a braking, you hear someone scream ... I knew you were a woman! ...You are a dead loss at driving and you are continuously causing accidents! ... What do you think?

a) That the guy who has shouted doesn’t know that driving better or worse depends

on the confidence and experience you have ...not on whether you're a woman or a man, besides, women have fewer traffic accidents.

b) You also start screaming through the window ...Women driving, constant danger!

c) You tell your family that in this case, you have seen it and the one who’s wrong is the guy shouting, but it's fun to see the guy screaming.

11.-You and your friends are having fun when you see an acquaintance with a colleague who is crying because they have taken another friend to hospital ... then, the guys in the group tell you to come and comfort them, as according to them girls are better at doing that... What do you say?

a) That they are right, cause everybody knows girls are more sensitive and patient by nature...

b) That’s just bullshit ... it doesn’t matter if you are a girl or a boy ... it all depends on

how to listen and support people ... and for example Manu, who is the "coolest and best-looking" in the group, is much better than you at comforting people!

c) Bah! ... Manu for example is very sensitive and Felix is much better than you at listening to people... but people have always said girls are better at caring and understanding... and if they say that ... it must be true, right?

12.-A classmate tells you that you are a male-chauvinist. What do you do?

a) At first you take offence but you reflect about it and think it may be true, because of the education you have been given, and you would like to stop being like this. You ask him why he has said that and you talk about it.

b) You tell him to leave you alone but you’re worried about his remark ... you thought only men could be sexist ...but maybe he’s got a point.

c) You insult him by telling him that he is a feminist and that you don’t want to be a tomboy, that you are "super feminine" and what happens is that he is too sentimental.