Thursday, August 27, 2009

Transport, insects and color!: transantiago, from the yellow to worm

If I wanna talk about the transantiago, I have to say, firstly, that I live in the south for many years, half of my life actually, so when I came to study in Santiago , this transport system has already implemented. But I has tested the old system in many of my stays, almost all my family live in the capital. The called "Micros Amarillas" has many advantages and obviously disadvantages versus the "orugas" of the transantiago. The first of them , the "micros", was so much faster than the "orugas", but more dangerous too. The transantiago drivers are too much kindly than the past bus driver. I think, that is because the direct treatment with the people who aboard the bus everyday. The new system bip! of payment is so much impersonal than the old system of "chin chin".

For me that I'm a really unsocial but not unkindly person with the general people, I mean passengers and crowd, the transantiago system has some good things, like the fact that I didn't have to treat with the bus operator because the "Tne" bip! do it for me. But, honestly, is very annoying have to travel so close to the several mass of people who arrives into the bus because their haven't other option. The smell and the unkind music that some people makes sound from theirs cellphones are very standed because my headphones and my mp4, that I hopefully wait that a really bad person doesn't stealth me!

I really don't know what changes to do to the actual public transport. I really expect that the many problems with the mass quantity of people who aboard the system in the "pick" hour has a solution...Ah! and other thing! The "metro" has to be open all night looong!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Starting : a lazy idea of Gender

I began this post with a topic that maybe it's transcendental for the understanding of different behaviours of the humanity between de centuries; the gender.
The developing of the different histories of the mankind has been marked with a strongest point of view; the masculine one. Mostly all constructions of the universal concepts and visions of the events and facts were got used to being told by man authors. The same concept of the rationality, important to the modern thinking is a concept associated to what was called 'the masculine' in opposition of the sensitive associated to 'the feminine".
In the last centuries have has been relevant the role who has play the women in the different areas. The changes that brought the industrialization makes those different kinds of woman went out of their home and changes the role give by the antique conception of them. The woman of the working-class, for theirs needs, has no idea about the big step that they were began in the radical change of thinking about our determinations of our cultural world, that in first place define what we are.
But the world its still know in the contemporary time determinate by the masculine look colonization of the spaces. And Chile isn’t the exception.
So then, the concept about us is marked culturally by our sexuality feminine or masculine. But, if we are self conscious about this cultural determination…
Why to follow it? How to describe our selves based in constructed idea of gender?
We’re just creatures of desire, conscious of us chooses, and free.