Immigrant Woman Describes “Gender Shock”

By Ambita Persaud — ( June 12, 2013

Ambita Persaud, 23, a native of Guyana, immigrated to Canada when she was 18 years old.
When I enrolled in some Grade 12 courses,  I was surprised by the amount of feminist indoctrination. I was told constantly that ordinary males were part of “a patriarchy system”  responsible for the oppression of women.
I remember many housewives in Guyana who, despite being labelled as oppressed by the feminists, were quite content with life. I personally know housewives who remained married to their husbands for over 50 years. A majority of them lived a rural, farming lifestyle in Guyana.
In contrast, Canadian-born and educated women are barely feminine. I feel as if I am dealing with men in female bodies, because some of the women are aggressive, drink like men and conduct themselves aggressively.
Most females obey corporate authority and believe they have more power. Instead, I see women barely 30 years earning over 40K a year, preoccupied with looks and possessions, spending money in order to feel good about themselves. They will never feel completely good, because they do not have the love from a committed man. A man who would stick with them. Many are also falling into the single-mother trap.
I became acquainted with female friends who were very welcoming. However, whenever I spoke about marriage, some of would mock me saying marriage was a burden. Their remarks were not aggressive, per se, but I wanted friends and I believed that in due course, I would have been accepted for my pro-family views.
Instead, my female friends cajoled me into their lifestyle of constant partying, sexting, drinking heavily and having many sexual partners. They called it an “independent lifestyle.” Most of my female friends were working well-paid jobs, so they could afford to spend money on their recreational tendencies.
On the other hand, I was stuck with one part-time job. My polite and shy tone, along with my Caribbean accent were impediments. Female immigrants feel they must embrace feminist values in order to be accepted into Canadian society. Many of the hiring managers are feminists.
Fortunately, I got through with working part-time in an Indian retail store. No job agency helped me get that job. The job counselors already claimed I needed more Canadian experience in order to get Canadian experience.


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