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Are men and women equal?

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Started: 11/17/2013 Category: People
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urock48ver

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Men and women are equal. In the Bible, it says that God created man/woman equally. Men might be better in some things while women might be better at other things. Men and women have a symbiotic relationship. They depend on each other. They make up for the other person's weakness with their strength. Overall. men and women are equal.
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Thank you for the debate. I look forward to a fun and interesting one.

Firstly I would like to clear up the definitions of "equal"

1. Having the same quantity, measure, or value as another.

2. Mathematics Being the same or identical to in value.

3.
a. Having the same privileges, status, or rights: equal before the law.
b. Being the same for all members of a group:

4.
a. Having the requisite qualities, such as strength or ability, for a task or situation:
b. Adequate in extent, amount, or degree.

Source: (http://www.thefreedictionary.com...)

In an ideal world we'd like to think that men and women are equal but they a) cannot be by definition and b) are not in today's world. Here are some of the main reasons why men and women are not equal:

By Definition:
1) Communication skills & body language-The communication center inside a woman's brain is much larger than the communication center inside a man's brain. Women are generally better able to process words and to use language than men. Women pay special attention to words and can notice the body language of people along with their facial expressions in a much better way than men.

2) Independence-Men in general are more independent than women. They prefer to solve their problems alone without talking to people about them. Women on the other hand become stressed if they didn't share their problems with their friends.

3) Attraction-The area inside the brain responsible for sexual desire is much bigger inside the man's brain than the woman's brain.

4) Logical thinking and emotional thinking: Men in general can make decisions without being emotionally affected that much while women in general take into consideration other factors that are related to emotions.

These show that men and women are very unequal by definition.

Now, In today's world:
1) Income- Income inequalities have been experienced by women in various work places. Salary discrimination exists when employees are equally qualified and perform the same work but one group of employees is paid more than another. In this case,men have often been paid higher than women. e.g The median annual earnings for full-time, year-round women workers in 2012 was $37,791 compared to men"s $49,398.1 (http://www.catalyst.org...)

Education " While young boys are allowed to go to school,often girls are left at home,helping in house chores while others are even forced into marriage at a very young age. Even girls who go to school and are educated are sometimes not allowed to get into some professional careers.

Home- Women are traditionally expected to raise children while their husbands go to work. They are also often expected to put their work/income on hold for children.

Divorce- In some countries women cannot claim for a divorce. On the other hand husbands can often divorce their spouses easily even orally while the wife"s ability to divorce is often very limited.

Clothing- In some Muslim countries, men are free to wear anything whereas the Muslim women can only wear head to toe garments that cover their clothes. Men are allowed to punish and beat women who do not cover themselves up in public.

Again these show that men and women are not equal.

I would like to point out that just because men and women may depend on each other, it does not make them equal. Dependence and equality are totally different things.
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