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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Women in College Senate - A CECian's Reply(Posting on behalf of Thahsin)

Thanks Mr Muhammed Thahsin (2001-2005 EC) for sharing your view.... read it :
Dear CECians ,
Glad to see some of our guys (am not sure if ladies too) want larger representation of women in college senate. I believe the crux of the problem to address here is do women in general want to actively represent the college senate? If yes ,whos stopping them? I will say whats stopping them.
1. The mindset of the CECians. If they can win over the confidence of the CECians (boys and ladies ) to represent us in Senate then ,sure. Let them represent us. If there is opposition,let them contest elections and see the result.

Getting elected to Senate is not like reserving seat in a Bus and lets not get into how the constitution works. The less said the better . So reserving further seats for ladies in the senate , I wont suggest . Please dont get into the impression of me being a male chauvenist. If we start a restructuring of the current senate, please bear in my mind that structure is going to be in place for years to come. Even after the current crop of students pass out. The mindset changes and later on we cant be sure whether ladies would want effective participation in the college senate. So lets just stick with the tried and tested system. If ladies want to represent fine!!! Go ahead and represent for the current Senate posts and prove they could actively work for the CECians day in day out. I am not saying all the guys who representd the Senate did justice to the posts. But i believe within the current system itself , for all the activities in college both guys and ladies work effectively. If ladies want college senate posts,let them compete for it. If they win for the posts ,whos stopping them from working in the senate.

Having said all these,the current crop of guys and ladies know whats best for the college and how to run this. I am telling my point of vies from my days in college. So all of you have a blast and enjoy the election days!!!!

2001-2005 batch EC

1 comment:

vinjk said...

great to see active participation on the blog.
i agree with thahsin that if ladies want to be the arts or sports or GS or Chairperson they need to compete. but, there is a place for every male rep in the senate(without any specific responsibility)...i feel a similar representation can be given to lady reps too.
girls have been almost out of the senate system since the time the college started i guess. So it is important there is a change in rule at least for few years till the girls come into the mainstream.