In a democratic country like India everyone is equal in the eyes of law whether women or men.
And to be more obvious in today's era women are proving themselves in much more context.
As a girl i often think that why there is no place for a girl or women to live peacefully....
Almost about 99% of women are unsafe and asking for our help.. So lets take a pledge to respect women and say no to discrimination
Men and women should be equal in the twenty first century because this is the century where the strength of intelligence is greater than the physical strength.Along time ago, the majority of people believed that men should work harder than women because they are responsible financially to feed and support their families. Most available jobs required muscles more than anything else. This theory was active because there were no choices
When we say that the genders are equal, we are not saying that they are identical, or even alike. We mean to say that there are no fundamental differences besides the obvious and not-so-obvious physical ones. We mean that they are de jure equal; equal in every respect under the law, not de facto equal, in every possible respect. There are no fundamental psychological, spiritual or mental differences between men and women aside from those affected by differing hormonal processes and cultural gender roles. So, only physical end enforced differences, none that are more than skin deep.
I think that the majority of people at least in university or younger, perhaps over 95%, have no rejection to equal treatment. We all have a great time together, regardless of gender. Of course physically we are unequal; men stronger than women, but this has nearly no effect on how we interact socially. Naturally, some get on with others well and others do not. But I think we are very happy with equal rights etc.
Today generation is very fast and like men, women are also coming in the front to compete with men and they are really doing well. If we give them the proper guidance like they can prove that women are in no way less then men, and we should be proud to say that human beings are developing, and not men or women only.
I use the word equal here meaning that men and women have equal value as human beings. One human life is as good as another. In this sense, they are equal. One vote each, free speech, etc. But men and women are obviously different in a number of ways. Some are obvious, like men being stronger and bigger on average, and others are less obvious like the ways we think and feel.
Of course, having differences doesn't make us totally different. Men and women are both from Earth. None of that Mars and Venus stuff.
We're two complementary halves. A clock needs a minute hand and an hour hand. The clock is worthless without either. Being different doesn't make us unequal.
I frankly am quite sad to see anyone arguing for the other side of this, for anyone who actually thinks that men and women are not equal. They are indeed equal, though I think that it is quite fair to say that they do indeed differ in a number of ways.
Society would answer this question by saying, "No, men and women are not equal," but I have a different opinion on this matter. Men and women are different in different ways, but all humans have things that differ between them. When it comes down to it, we are all humans and not one gender is greater than the other.
People seem to get caught up in the differences and forget that men and women are not in fact different species. The real differences are physically minor or social constructs.
The fact is that men and women cannot live without one another. We rely on each other to keep the human race going, which is one of the most intrinsic need in all beings, human or otherwise.
Therefore, we are equal and those who disagree and believe that one gender is better than the other because of some certain role or function that the other cannot fulfil, are actually upsetting the natural balance of things.
However I have a theory about why inequality exists between men and women in contemporary society. (Women have a ton more respect within more traditional, tribal societies. We have a lot to learn from them.)
With animals, males try to impress and females decide their partners, they decide whose genes live on. They have ultimate control over this.
Human men are desperate to spread their own line (subconsciously of course.) and fear women's rejection to the point of hostility.
This isn't a problem for the men with good genes, the ones that women will choose naturally.
So how do they, the losers of the gene pool, subvert the possibility of rejection and failure to spread their line when women have all the choice?
Well, this is where the inequality comes in.
These men have (over the centuries) found ways to remove women's choice and control over the gene pool in various ways. E.G: degrading women and forcing roles and certain behaviours that remove their self esteem and make them more compliant; for sex ultimately.
It's a perversion of the way things are meant to be.
Women win over gentlemen easily. They use their sexy seductive looks and evil methods to get what the want. Typically not all women do not fall in this specific category but, most do. Ladies try to impress men this way but men fall into the trap. These men are stupid
Men treat women like trash. They hold women to too high of a standard because of what they see on the computer or television screen. The traditional role of a women is supposed to be "housekeeping", but what if we wanted to work? Or become authors or playwrights? Or do anything outside the traditional gender role?
Does an apple equal a banana? Does black equal white? Does a cat equal a dog?
Those things cannot be equal because, 1, they are different, and 2, they are CATEGORICAL DATA. "Apple" and "banana" are not numerical values, so you cannot compare them in that sense. The same is true when dealing with ethnicity and gender. Men and women cannot be "equal" because they are not like terms.
You can write a law so it doesn't distinguish between male and female in its wording, but that's not the same thing. Gender being irrelevant is not the same as both genders being "equal", a distinction that needs to be made in order to avoid people attacking gender differences.
Men and women are equal in a natural sense, meaning that they both contribute to the continuation of the species and deserve the same rights and liberties. No person deserves to have a lesser status because of their gender, which is not a choice, but an uncontrollable characteristic. However men and women are not treated equally everywhere in the world, so although I believe they are equal in nature they do not receive treatment indicative of that everywhere unfortunately.
Coming from a man, I will probably sound biased, but no, we are not equal at all. Not just in the fact that out genetic make up is different, but also how we are treated in society. Are women not protected from the from lines in war? Are women not given lighter punishment for the crimes they commit? Would you have men and women compete against each other in sports like boxing and football? Until we are treated the same in society's eyes, the argument that we are equal is ridiculous.
Men get many more chances in life than women, they build up this idea that women have to basically live in the kitchen and that they aren't better than men. Men also put themselves in the first class leaving women out. They think that women shouldn't be in first class as they are practically worthless. Men might be stronger than women but women are smarter, it has even been scientifically proven. Men take advantage of many women putting them down a class, as we do not have the same rights as men. For example in different countries only boys are allowed to go to school leaving the girls to stay at home and work. Men think that women are useful only to bear children, cook and clean. Personally i think women and men should have equal rights, equal salaries, AND equal chances in life.
As a society, we have decided "all human beings are equal and the same", but we decided that based on nothing. It's nothing more than a pleasant thought. Nature and biology are not fair, no matter how much we want them to be.
Every man has somewhere inside him an urge to pick up a heavy stick and beat up other men. It's intrinsically a masculine trait. Of course, there are exceptions: There are some men who don't have that urge, some women who do. But, in general terms, that's a guy thing. But that urge has other vents: it is the same drive that leads someone to say "I'm going to fly a hot air balloon around the world" or "I'm going to put a dude on the moon". With rare exception, the people who go out and accomplish things are men. That's what men do. This is true of every single society anywhere ever.
We started off with men and women not being equal women had to earn their rights where as men didn't. We had movements to vote and now a days we still have sexist people in today's society who treat women like they should be in the house cooking and cleaning instead of out in the world working. So no women and men aren't equal.
Men are already different from women in many different ways-physique, personality, etc. And they 2 cannot be equal. What I mean is men are treated as more important than women but this is untrue. Women stand out in as many ways as men and deserve the same number of liberties and rights as them. For example, Madame Curie can be such a famous scientist and all other women in this world can hold such important positions as well. They should not be looked down upon and instead be treated equally.
As a young professional woman, now married, in the 21st century, I am slowly growing out of my girl's naivety where I did feel very free and equal to everyone else. Now I am really beginning to have a problem with our society's intense focus on the sexual objectification of women everywhere I look. Why does this world cater so much to a man's desires? This makes life for women unnecessarily difficult and painful. Teenage girls and women feel the need to be "perfect" in order draw their man's eyes and attention away from the half naked models, actresses, etc. On the internet, in magazines, on television. If that type of material continues to be as abundant as it is, that fight is simply futile for women. We constantly are made to feel inadequate and are forced in to competition with photo-shopped and intensely, artificially beautified women. This is seriously unfair to women and then men dare to blame the issue on our lack of confidence or jealousy. Women would be much more confident in themselves if society stopped feeding man's lust. This also trains men to look at our exterior rather than interior and can cause many women even in professional settings to feel uncomfortable. This world is not equal. It is still a man's world.
I say no because women are limited on jobs. Men are allowed to occupy more jobs than women and they are getting paid more than women even if it is the same job occupied by both races. If it weren't for women, men would not be where they are today and I feel as if we have responsibilities we take care of at home to make lives easier for the men, then why can't we be treated equally?