Men and women do not have the same importance in society.
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Men and women have different roles in society. In fact, there is a distinction between men and women in almost every aspect of it, from raising a child, to professions that they can exercise.
The importance of the roles that these two sex play in society cannot be measured, as they are fundamentally different. I would like, as I defend my point, and if debate allows, to ask my opponent to explain why, in his/her opinion, men and women are equally important in the society we live in.
Essentially as humans men and women are born equal in every sense, so the rights of both should be therefore equally respected and acknowledged. When you say importance there are obviously many qualitative aspects to being important and what society should deem as important. What current society envisions importance to be obviously may be at odds with what may be ideal as important to society. Society itself is only strong when both men and women make concessions to each other in order to build that society. A strong family in essence leads to a stronger society that can withstand attacks upon it in terms of morality and the ultimate rearing of well-adjusted children, and hence it goes on from there. So from an ideal view both sexes are equally important to society, but I admit that ideal seems to be under attack constantly and it doesn't seem right, which is where we will probably make the most points for and against. Men and women both equally need to adopt roles that in effect will produce strong families and happiness for each partner and their children.
So you have to ask what to you is important to society and how that equality can be best accomplished.
From an IDEAL point of view, men and women are equally important. When you say that both sexes are born equal, it's only from a moral point of view. Obviously, if either men or women were born superior, it would become immoral. Equality is merely a title we like to use to describe our system. The sole purpose of equality is to be morally fair. Nothing else. Unfortunately, morality isn't the only factor that society is consisted of. I will now try my best to prove that equality does not exist outside of the field of morality. Men and women are born different. Because of that difference, it is undeniable that one sex will be better at a particular job. If men and women are both essential to society, the professions that they exercise aren't all so. To measure the importance of one both parties, we can simply measure the impact that they have today. At the present moment, males that exercise a key role in our society, those who work in governments, for example, largely outweighs their female counterparts.
I think that I've well responded to my opponent's point. I would like Con to explain this difference between men and women in the society that we live today, and also know if he thinks that this difference might represent a superiority, (not morally, as previously explained) of one sex over the other.
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