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Another day, another shooting

Readers write to Gulf News about issues affecting them and their community

By Gulf News readers
15:11 November 11, 2017

Another day, another shooting

Another shooting incident with the loss of another set of innocent lives (“26 dead as man opens fire in Texas church”, Gulf News, November 5). The thought that first comes to mind when we watch the news is that of resignation. The feeling of resignation is followed by an avalanche of emotions, ranging from irritation and anger to helplessness, sympathy and sadness for the victims and their families. We accept the fact that there is nothing we can do to change the present situation. The only thing I want to ask the authorities is how many more innocent lives need to be cut short unnecessarily, before they learn the fact that the country’s gun control laws are the real issue. Blaming Muslims, terrorism and radicalisation, will only help in hiding the actual cause and will delay the finding of a proper solution.

From Ms Sajida Kamal

Abu Dhabi

UAE

Women not at fault

This is a wrong interpretation (“Facebook: Why do women have a reputation of being bad drivers”, Gulf News, November 7). Women are safer drivers than men. If you notice, most of the presidential car drivers are women. Since they are more careful while driving, compared to men, who are naturally more aggressive. Most accidents occur not because of women driving, but because male drivers are more careless.

From Mr Netsrak Noslen Reyes Bagaporo

UAE

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Women are good drivers

I am reading this for the first time. I strongly disagree with the statement. In fact, I have come across many lady drivers who are ruling the desert and are volunteering for desert driving. When I am behind the wheel, I am confident and follow the rules perfectly. In my personal experience, female drivers are respected for giving way to others, especially with children. I am proud with the way I have been treated on Dubai roads.

From Ms Rajeswari Nandeeswar

UAE

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Just stereotypes

Some roles have been stereotyped to be gender specific. For example, women are said to manage the kitchen better, so better driving has been associated with men because in yesteryears, driving was a man’s job and there were very few female drivers on the road.

From Ms Henna Khurram

UAE

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Depends on employee

Whether micromanaging is good or bad, it depends on the person being managed (“The dreaded micromanager”, Gulf News, November 3). Some employees prefer to be micromanaged as they will be incompetent otherwise. This is especially true of new employees. On the other hand older, more experienced employees prefer independence and autonomy.

From Ms Arshia Wasif Ahmad

UAE

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