2018/01/09

Whisper #425-434


#425
Thank you Oprah.

#426
When I was in junior high school, I ran for the student council. 7 students were selected by vote, and one who got the most votes would become a president. I was one of those 7 students, but not a president.

#427
(At this point, I wonder why I ran for it from the beginning, but anyway.)

#428
After the result was announced, I got a call from someone who saw the selection process. I knew his name and face, but we’d never talked before.

#429
He said “I just wanted to tell you that you actually got the most votes. So logically you should have been a president. But after the result came, teachers held a meeting and decided that the president should be a boy and told us to forget what we’ve saw. So you are not selected as a president, but I thought you should know. I’m telling this to you not because I personally support you or anything, but because I thought that was wrong.” And he hung up.

#430
After this call, I didn’t ask anything to teachers, or mentioned this in public.
Not just because:
a.       I would never know if that was true
b.       it would sound very sour-grapey if I mentioned

#431
But also because:
a.       I didn’t want to ruin his brave act and fairness
and
b.       this was somewhat understandable at that time

#432
This was the time when girls were not allowed to join Computer Club at our school. I was told “You can’t join this club because… you’re a girl. Why don’t you go to Homemaking club and make an apron?”

#433
And that was the time there was no SNS to spread the injustice. And even there was, it wouldn’t have been treated as injustice I guess.

#434
These sounds like a bad joke to me now.
And I’m quite happy about how things changed.

#435
Now, computer club guys scold me for not bringing many girls, and I know and you know that men in apron are sexy.



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