Whisper #425-435

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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?”

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.

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

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

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...