Because women’s work is never done and is underpaid or unpaid or boring or repetitious and we’re the first to get fired and what we look like is more important than what we do and if we get raped it’s our fault and if we get beaten we must have provoked it and if we raise our voices we’re nagging bitches and if we enjoy sex we’re nymphos and if we don’t we’re frigid and if we love women it’s because we can’t get a “real” man and if we ask our doctor too many questions we’re neurotic and/or pushy and if we expect childcare we’re selfish and if we stand up for our rights we’re aggressive and “unfeminine” and if we don’t we’re typical weak females and if we want to get married we’re out to trap a man and if we don’t we’re unnatural and because we still can’t get an adequate safe contraceptive but men can walk on the moon and if we can’t cope or don’t want a pregnancy we’re made to feel guilty about abortion and…for lots of other reasons we are part of the women’s liberation movement.  ~Author unknown, quoted in The Torch, 14 September 1987

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  1. cool, girl. now it is better without zorro mask…i thought you would be an interesting lady meeting in a real life. of course, i am not suggesting we do. just a random thought of the day. if i see you in the street of jamison, how would i guess it is you. it is easy; say drukmo la to the lady who is beaming with confidence and a little bit of swagger in the way she walks. a cup of starbucks in your hand would provide yet another clue.

    happy blogging! cheers to drukmo la!

  2. thought I should put this here too

    no doubt need more ppl reading abt Tibetan women.. call it coincidence, there was this conference on women at Delhi very recently and SFT Coordinator here in Delhi got in touch with me to find somebody who can speak on status of Tibetan women at the conference.. couldn’t find even single soul!! .. that’s when a scholar friend said, “there is still so much to read” surely knowing it.

    will really look forward to reading your blog on women more..

    • Lhakpa Tsering la thanks for the comment. I agree with you that we have miles to go before we have a critical mass of people who can help promote or even voice tibetan women’s issues.

  3. Know what Drukmola !!! A few days back i was watching this movie called “Julie and Julia”,……….. its a chick flick of course lol………… but i see some strange sort of association between you and her………..lol………….you will understand what i mean………..when you watch this movie………..i thought may be you could start something……….like a column in the newspapers……….or any paper………..or just publish a book?………I am sure…..there are a lot of people………who would be……..interested in reading your material !!! This implies to not only the………Tibetan readers………but also people who really………..want to understand………..what Tibetan people feel about their country!!! You have an excellent……..way of expressing yourself sister……….you should really use your talent!!!
    Good luck and all the very best!!!
    Keep writing!!!
    Ciao !!!

  4. Thank you reader for your suggestions!
    “Strange sort of association” now that sounds very interesting. I will see if I can find the movie. A movie for your movie – pls see if you can watch this year’s release (a german movie) called White Ribbon, it is one of the best movies I have ever seen!

  5. True that Tenzin W. Shakya la and even more so considering she was speaking on women’s rights in the late 80’s and it wasn’t as if the suffragist movement had just begun!

  6. Hello Drugmo, I live in Australia. I run a creative group, called Stitches for Tibet, we bring awareness about Tibetan women & Tibet. From a gold coin donation we sponsor a Tibetan women to complete a tailoring project for Stitches of Tibet. It isn’t a critical mass but I do try to promote & voice Tibetan women’s issues. I love your blog. Thanks for writing. Katie x

  7. Hello Katie,
    Do you have a website where I can learn know more about this project for Tibetan women? I am always interested in development projects within Tibet and yours sound very creative! Please let me know. Thanks for your note and I apologize for the delay in my response.

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  12. Hello Drugmo,
    I recently took issue with this post and some of the subsequent comments in a blog that I follow regularly: http://blog.iblamethepatriarchy.com/2011/06/26/buddhism-sounds-familiar. As the only other openly feminist Tibetan person I know, I was wondering what you thought about this. Am I being overly sensitive to their criticisms because I’ve somehow linked my identity to Tibetan Buddhism (even though I’m an atheist) and thus, the Dalai Lama? The point I tried to make unsuccessfully was that half of them seem to have bought into the Chinese slander concerning him, and that criticizing him without more knowledge of the situation would be undermining Tibet’s struggle to be recognized and supported. It is difficult for me to put my thoughts into words, and was hoping you would indulge me by sharing your opinions if you can spare time. Thank you!

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