“Well, women are used to worrying over trifles.” – Mr. Hale in Trifles by Susan Glaspell
New infrastructures and road repairs are being made along the Commonwealth Avenue almost every day these past few months. Some of the notable changes they had accomplished are the new overpasses near UP gym and along Philcoa. What I noticed that these two bridges have in common are the steps that are not very women friendly. The steps are a bit high and have big gaps in between and these gaps will give a good view of what is inside a woman’s skirt to anyone standing below the stairs. What is more ironic is that there is a sari-sari store and a police post underneath the stairs of the bridge in Philcoa and there is a carinderia near the stairs of the overpass in UP gym. Wow.
A bit petty you might think; something that is not relevant to today’s more important issues but something as simple as this may reflect how our society takes care of our women. It still shows that sometimes we forget to consider both sexes in building a public commodity just like an overpass.