Fiji Time: 9:44 PM on Thursday 17 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Debate reveals 'weakness'

Dawn Gibson
Tuesday, July 08, 2014

A FRIENDLY debate which discussed a woman's ability to both "rock a cradle" as well as "rock a boardroom" took place yesterday, ending in the affirmative team losing the debate by a single vote.

Following their loss, one of the debaters from the affirmative team, Roshika Deo, said while it was a great debate with interesting insights, it could possibly mean that in reality, women tend to undermine their own abilities.

"I think one of the things it could imply or allude to is that a lot of women are undermining themselves, a lot of women think they cannot be mothers and rule or rock the boardroom," Ms Deo told members of the media yesterday morning.

"So I think that what it shows is that women are capable — they can do this —but they always undermine themselves."

She said this lack of personal reassurance could also stem from social structures within society.

"And some of the times, women like the confidence and it's because of the social structures and the social settings that don't propel women forward, that don't boost their confidence, in fact it often drags them down.

"So, I think that's what must have happened because I strongly feel that women can rock the cradle and rock the boardroom."

The International Women's Association Fiji and ANZ hosted the event.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63150.6125
JPY 55.724552.7245
GBP 0.38660.3786
EUR 0.42500.4130
NZD 0.69090.6579
AUD 0.63420.6092
USD 0.50200.4850

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 14th, August, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Surprise hailstorm
  2. The RFMF Band
  3. $330m kava market
  4. Trial hears of attempts to form new State
  5. Scholarship allowance effective from August 1
  6. Long jail terms for farmers
  7. Buli wins for kids
  8. My Kana mobile app
  9. Anaemia problem
  10. Farmers race against time

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fijian dies in crash after fleeing crime scene Tuesday (15 Aug)
  2. Couple ties knot on REACH mobile bus Sunday (13 Aug)
  3. Families unite in grief Friday (11 Aug)
  4. Man 'run over' by car Tuesday (15 Aug)
  5. The leaping point Monday (14 Aug)
  6. A-G stop false infor Friday (11 Aug)
  7. Life in captivity Friday (11 Aug)
  8. Man stabs duo Wednesday (16 Aug)
  9. Nawai stops Tabuarua in the first round Monday (14 Aug)
  10. Mysterious calls after the murder Tuesday (15 Aug)