i think i will add "The Story of X" by Lois Gould to my reading list for sociology of women. i forgot about this story over the years.
this link* will take you to full text of the story if you are in the mood for a short read. it's a fictional story published in Ms. magazine in the 70s (if i remember correctly).
*i found this text online through google, i know nothing about this particular malaysian site.