Front, Beside, Behind, @>>>!!!???March 4 2004 at 8:51 PM
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Response to The place of women in modern PNG society
hey mangi nating,
the place of PNG women is like this today (21st century PNG).
5% Front of hubby
At the moment a few of our sisters are right up there and doing fine. Some will surely follow. I'd like to tell you that these women hold some executive positions, academic positions, and some are just good leaders. Some examples are: Susan Setae, Meg. Taylor, Prof Cecilia Nembou, Rosa Kambou, Dr. Jane Mogina, etc.
75% Beside hubby
These include the majority of PNG woman who have a good understanding relationship with their communities and families. These woman are the cream of PNG society today. They are responsible for the day to day running of their families and PNG customs. Remember some do that besides their carreers. Some of these women will some day reach the top 5%.
15% Behind hubby
Saddly, these woman will not have any opportunity of moving forward, because the hubby thinks her place is "in the house" (meri, em blong haus). Some that come from disadvantaged educational background will fall into this category also.
5% Stap longlong
These include the ones who have no idea of what's going on. They-just-hanging-loose.
This is how I interpret your posting. I refrain from posting comments on how, they should conduct themselves, what they should do/not do, or what is expected of them. I think we are moving forward (disregarding the economic situation), so one should look at the PNG women as who they are, and not what the menfolk-think-who-they-are.
What yu think ppls?
As for me, if I get married she'll have equal status with me. Should she move forward, I'll give her all my blessings.