GTG asked: What is your story about?
This is the story of a woman I interviewed. She told me about her own experience growing up and this experience struck me. The final part was about her work place. The ICT (technology) sphere is very, if not the most, male dominated sphere in the whole world of work (in Russia). This woman entered this world and this workplace and faced a lot of jokes about women and a lot of discrimination. This discrimination was not direct rather indirect, and it was done in the form of jokes and in the form of social exclusion. This woman talked about her troubles with communication with colleagues, she talk about troubles with her boss, and how it was hard for her to be a good worker and also to be a woman – she would not play both roles together in the same place. It was great pressure for her to be a woman and a woman in this workplace. I think the story is very typical and is nothing particular or unique. It is a very typical experience of a women who enters this field. That is why I wanted to share this experience.
GTG asked: What is the main idea of your story?
She is trying to resist the system, she is trying to resist the pressure that is put on her. This is probably the main idea of the story. At the end she is trying to say no I don’t want to live in these conditions and I don’t want to live in this work place I will do something else.