Is gender equality possible?
Not only the gender equality is ensured in the society but also the equity should be maintained. It can be possible by creating awareness among the people of the fact that all the human beings should be treated alike and there should be no discrimination on the basis of gender. Both the genders must have equal rights and opportunities.
Gender equality is possible because it has already been proven by people like Woodrow Wilson who believed women can be equal like men.Women proved that they can fight in the military alongside men.They have a basketball team but you still don't allow woman to play football.I know people against Gender Equality will say they do not have the physical strength.Why won't you at least let them prove themselves.If they can join the army in combat they can do anything that men do.
You can't say that men outstand women in work forces, if women can join the army than its proven that women are as strong and motivated as men in their work forces. Some would blame that on the religion, because in every religion there have always been men who outstand women. Men would consider themselves to be the true leaders and more capable of doing great things than women can. If that is the case, than they should also remind themselves, they were born from a woman. Unless you are Adam, who was the first human God created. Now, men would argue about this statement and say Eve is a women, and women are more likely to make mistakes, and that’s why they had to leave the garden. So in another meaning it would be: Adam would be stuck if it wasn't for Eve.
Women have tends to think out of the box, that’s why most of fashion industry have women as entrepreneur. It’s a very successful business and is one of the few work places where men and women are equally paid. It is also important to note that women’s choices regarding work are not made in a vacuum. Factors that impact women’s decisions include: workplace discrimination, wither experienced or anticipated. “A lack of women-friendly policies and resources in the workplace; persistent stereotypes that steer women and men toward different education, training and career paths; different societal expectations for wives compared to husbands and mothers compared to fathers; and myriad forms of sexism, both subtle and blatant.” (National Organization for Women, 1) So maybe after all is not about the capable of a women, but more about the stereotype that has been built though out the years.
This is a new generation now, and 50% of marriage end in divorce which lead to single mother with kids. A women left alone with kids need to work in hard and tough work places to earn enough for herself and her kids. Do you see the problem now? If the single mother chose to stay in her current work, might be cleaning hotel rooms, or doing hair in a hair saloon. Would she than be making enough? Men, be a MAN and put yourself in her shoes, open your eyes and heart, than you'll understand.
Men and women have proved that they can compete for the same positions in the society irrespective of their gender. So, bias against women just because they are perceived to be the weaker sex should be rooted out from our society. Women have time and again proven that they are equally capable of doing things and shouldering responsibilities just as men are. Women today hold prestigious position in the top management rungs of various corporate names. Several countries have women as the Prime Minister or President. Women must be accorded equal respect because they can compete with men on an equal footing.
Women have been treated as less then men from the beginning of time. Now lots of women are more successful than men and are still getting paid less. The difference in pay is a problem. Would you pay a man lots of money for a poor job? No. Then why wouldn't you pay a woman a little bit more for a great job? We are going the opposite way; we are paying less. That makes no sense.
Because if you see no gender we are all people. People should have equal rights and not be judged because of our gender. Women and men are different obviously, but we have the important things in common, like being willing to learn and being able to become whatever we want without men thinking they run the world
For example, if we were to supply a person looking to hire employees with no gender identifying information on a resume, we would be able to achieve equality in that hiring process. The problem for every day is that we would need to disregard gender all together to achieve equality in how we interact with one another. The same applies to race and age, and is possible over time depending on a change in culture.
I believe we're very close to gender equality now. I think women and men have equal opportunities when it comes to careers, and in certain careers, women can even earn more than men. It can be argued that women are still objectified by men, but the truth is that women also objectify men. One area where I believe their needs to be more progress is in evenly sharing household duties. Traditionally, women have been in charge of taking care of children and cleaning and cooking, but with many women working full-time jobs like their husbands men must now help out with these tasks. This is too much for a woman to handle on her own. Thankfully, I see more example of men willing to do these things as time goes on.
Gender equality is possible because despite how much we emphasize how different the genders are, if you look at it from an objective standpoint, men and women are not actually that different: they both think, they both feel, they both poop. If some alien race came to the planet and was asked to distinguish between one hundred people which 50 were men and which 50 were women, they couldn't, so why should we put so much stake in such a difference?
I believe that all genders should be equal. I understand that we're all different, but that is not a excuse to treat your opposite like poo. Our world should be a place where we can be ourselves and treat each other equally, because that is what God made us to do -- be equal.
Women are able to achieve this through the education of both men and women about the issues of gender equality. For example, with education women over the world (especially in developed and politically/socially and economically areas) are able to work and enjoy the the things that men are able to do as they would have a better understanding of how to stand up for themselves and succeed in life. Therefore, there needs to be a further emphasis on educated young women and men about the issues associated with gender equality.
Since dawn, Adam came first..But he demanded a lady....Eve...A woman can raise her children by her own...But a man can't....A woman can look after a household even after coming from work, by her own....But a man can't....Women may need men, but believe me...Men need women more...
Through the process of human evolution, different roles have been appointed to the different sexes...While men get money...Women look after the house....
But the time has changed now....Today's women are taking part in the military, in mechanics, and all other fields that were limited only to men. And men are too enjoying cooking and baking...The women's job. When a child can't say who's better, mom or dad...Why should we discriminate between the two?
In certain countries, women have been given a 33% reservation for all posts and entertainment, a different cue for various things, and completely different privileges.. But they DO NOT need that! What they need is a bit of respect, a tint of love, and a gulp of understanding, along with a bowl of equal opportunities! To give women special privileges is like telling them that they never were, aren't, and can never be equal to men! What a women needs is...The same amount of doors to be opened for her as that of her counter-partner at every point of life.
Though some people say, and is actually believed, that women are inferior to men in physical strength....That contradicts our normal life...Suppose man had the ability to give birth...Would he able to bear the pain...NO....The pain can only be bored by a women engulfed in joy in her world of motherhood.....
Imagine a world without women....Haha....Yes that's what I mean...A gay world...
Without women, it would be a gay world, a tired world, and a childless world....And yet we treat the giver of life as inferior....
For all those that think gender equality should tip towards the male gender....Think again...It was a female who brought you to life...It was a female who looked after you...It was a female who loved you most...It was a female who cared for you most...It was a female whom you love...It is a female that will house your grandchildren...It was, it is..It will be a female.....
I'm not saying that men is inferior to women...But that women is equal to men...In all ways,
While both men and women have equal intelligence, men are superior to women physically on average. Even the strongest women are inferior to the strongest men. So much of life revolves around physical ability and not just mental. Men have both which is a win-win compared to what a female can offer on average. I believe that we're not here to be equals. We're here to reproduce and God ensured men would be bigger, stronger, faster than women on average to ensure that reproduction takes place. Women can say "no" all they want. If too many women said, "no" men would take them by force. Just like a cat has a barbed penis, or a dog has a knot, human men are built to impregnate women. Everything else in life is a sideshow/distraction to keep ourselves occupied on not doing what's in our nature to do. We're now being sold the idea that work is the most important thing and not creating/raising families. Too much government is controlling how people live today and it's unnatural. But it doesn't matter. Eventually nature will find a way to smite government and cause it to collapse. We cannot continue to spend money to raise women up, unnaturally, through laws and special protections forever. Money is running out. It just costs too much to be politically correct these days. Feminism is a "theory" aka study. It's a social engineering concept based on Marxist socialism. It's what causes societies to seek stupid ideologies like feminism to appease a special interest group so they can feel just as important, or even more important. Women today are rejecting their natural role because they don't like being the baby factories they were chosen to be by a higher power - God. And sadly all this feminism has caused a good amount of males to hate themselves and their nature as well. We are who we are. Until women and men accept that we are both very different and should be doing different things to help EVERYONE, and stop with these silly arguments then we're destined to be forced by nature to accept it eventually and that's going to be a rough world - especially for women who will still be physically weaker than men.
Depending on the issue, and what the responsibilities carry, gender equality should be a reality. Some jobs require responsibilities where a male is needed because of his physical attributes. And the same goes for women. In my opinion, things equal out. Women have the same rights, and that is why we have laws and the courts to straighten things out, if they feel they are not treated fairly.
Gender equality is not for only women and only men. It is for every people. Women did an amazing progress throghout the years in terms of gaining their social and political rights. Gender equality will also help men to express their emotions so it's for everybody. I think, as a society we are close to reach the gender equality.
If we leave our genders out of the picture. Disregard them and don't care who has what genitalia, we can do it. Stop thinking that men are better at one thing and women are better at another. Because every individual person has different strengths and weaknesses, and every person has different skills, different goals, which is honestly why people should be treated exactly the same regardless of gender. Because some women have the same strengths as men, and some men have the same strengths as women. So why can't we be treated the same when we basically have the same skill set? Where the only difference is our biological making.
It's absolutely possible to find equality, we just need to get a rid of gender stereotypes.
Women work, men work. Women get tired, men also get tired. Then why should only women do the household work, cook and clean? I believe that gender equality is possible. Women and men can share the work load. We don't want a patriarchal society neither a matriarchal one. I believe in equality and I think it's just a matter of understanding.
Gender equality has existed in the United States for the past decade. While there are still gender imbalances, that doesn't mean there isn't equality under the law. So yes, gender equality exists and has existed for years. In many 3rd world nations gender equality does not exist however, men still proclaim themselves greater than the women.
For years the question has been raised, "can or should women play football?" That is a hell of a loaded question. Can they? Of course. Not every position in football requires you to bench 300lbs or run a 4.3 forty. There are several positions that if a woman wanted to play she sure could. Prime example is a kicker. A strong leg is not required in football. There are a number of kickers that can't boot a 50 yard field goal and make it just fine. So it's not that far fetched to think that if a woman perfected her craft and became a very accurate kicker she could make a football team. In the equal rights amendment, section 1: it states that “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” Therefore women have the right to play football. The ERA, affirming the equal application of the Constitution to all persons regardless of their sex, was written in 1923 by Alice Paul, suffragist leader and founder of the National Woman's Party. After women’s right to vote was guaranteed by the 19th Amendment in 1920, she proposed the ERA as the next necessary step in confirming "equal justice under law" for all citizens. The ERA was introduced into every Congress between 1923 and 1972, when it was passed and sent to the states for ratification. The original seven-year time limit in the ERA's proposing clause was extended by Congress to June 30, 1982, but at that deadline, the ERA had been ratified by 35 states, three states short of the 38 required to put it into the Constitution. It has been introduced into every Congress since that time.
Why does it matter if women can get pregnant and men can't? Yes men can do some things better than women, but women can do some things better than men. We can't rely on the past to build our future, we need to change the ways we live. Humans need to live in peace and tranquility, not war and conflict. Women can do just as good as men most all subjects. The same is with men. Not all women are emotional, and not all men are tough. Each human has their own personality and we need to learn to accept each human for who they are. Women and men both need to come together and find equality. There will never be peace between us if we can't figure out how to work as one. It's a simple kindergarten skill of cooperating with your teammates. Except, now we're more mature and we need to fall back on an easy skill? What happened to the 1st Amendment? The freedom of speech and opinion. It needs to stop. No. It needs to stop NOW. It is not killing time, it's creating time for our ancestors of the future. Women are not just made for cooking and cleaning, and men are not just made for working and making the money.
The more we learn about how our past hurt us more than it did save us, we will more easily come to a perfect agreement.
To say that "is gender equality possible" is to ask "can we look past our own history and evolution as a species" for the most part we see women as care givers, and mothers, while men are disposable soldiers, who protect the women and children. This isn't just a human stigma, it isn't sexist, it's a natural train of thought, little girls grow up wanting to care for things, and boys grow up wanting to fight things. Even animals in the forest live by these instincts, Lion prides are a good example, the male pushes away other harmful animals, the female protects the cubs and gets food. When we ignore the fact that, that in itself creates a gender bias, and push to minimalise favoritism, and look past what the average person assumes is fair, we can actually start to form some type of equality.
Example of a potentially "sexist" or "unequal" idea:
Both a man and a woman apply for a job, both people are equally qualified, the person hiring is a male, who does he hire?
Some would say he would hire the male, he has to choose between two people, on average, most males can relate with other males easier.
No.. It's not, because if he hired the woman in fear of being sexist, he would have been sexist by choosing the woman so he wouldn't be looked on as sexist.
Maybe there's a lot of men working at the job, and a few women, he could choose the woman instead to even up the place.
"IS THAT SEXIST?! I THINK IT IS!"
No...It's really up to the person hiring, which is usually one of the owners who pick people out potential employees.
If someone owns a business it is ultimately up to them to decide whether or not they hire specific people, their gender, where they work, and how they show themselves are all factors.
"BUT WHAT IF THE WOMAN WAS MORE QUALIFIED TO WORK THERE"
Well, the owner could hire the woman, or the owner could feel that working there would be a waste of her time because she's very qualified to work a higher up position which he doesn't have available. Or maybe the owner is friends of one of the two.
We need to look beyond what could be interpreted as sexist, and look at what really is, like the unbalance of rights between women and men. But we need to find a way to somehow incorperate these social gender roles and biological differences.
True gender equality is about giving both genders a chance to be themselves, not about homogenizing the human race. While this includes allowing men and women to comfortably behave outside of traditional gender roles, it also includes letting them comfortably play out a traditional one, if they want.
The difference between women's lives today and those prevailing during the idealized domesticity of the 1950s and early '60s, or the Cult of True Womanhood in the 19th century, is evident to any woman who learns about those earlier periods. And it's likely to motivate many women and men to continue fighting toward a world with more freedom for both sexes that the reduction in gender inequality already attained has established. Some of the remaining forms of sexism are deeply rooted economically and psychologically, but eventually, it is likely to be, at the least, seriously weakened. Sexism is in large part a defensive reaction to the problems attending the stereotypical male gender role, which equality would, after all, undermine. Its privileges do not promote real satisfaction or harmony, so in the long term, there is good reason for it to dissipate.
Well in India it is been stereotyped that females can never be equal to males. But I personally believe that a women have brains enough to outsmart many males. Females if given opportunity are more capable than man. We can see the increasing number of female political leaders, IAS officers etc. They are progressing in every field but still the day when men and women will stand together is far.
I believe the differences between individual people are greater than any differences that can be attributed to their sex, making the whole concept of specific traits related to 'gender' rather irrelevant. Individual people vary greatly, and it is about time that people are treated exactly as that, individuals, instead of being lumped into some overly generalized category, where some slight overall differences within a certain 'group' are given greater weight than the much larger variations seen between individual people both within and outside of that group.
Well obviously gender equality is possible, many searches have been carried out to see if men are better than woman as well as many searches been carried out to see if woman are better than men. It's not fair to say if one if better as both genders are better at different things
I think that gender equality is not something to be ashamed of, or forbidden to people. It should be something that has been existing for a long time. It makes us who we are and who we want to be. After all I think that it could support the making of world peace. It is definitely something I want to happen, but not only in the US, ALL AROUND THE WORLD as well!! Thank you.
If we try then it will be possible. It is not possible if we don't try. We need to make the effort so that women everywhere can be happy and have equal opportunity. If everyone doesn't make the choice to treat both sexes equally, society as a whole will not make any progress.
I think the fact that women occasionally leave the work place to have children always hangs over their heads as a hindrance to gender equality. I also think that, as time passes, and more and more women are in high-power jobs, acting with the same competency as their male counterparts, the world will see more gender equality. It's possible, but it is probably going to take several generations.
Men and Women are both clearly interested in different things, and motivated by different things, therefore they are better than each other at certain things.
For example, men are better soldiers (99.9% of the time) Better hand to eye co-ordination, better spacial awareness, more natural aggression, more athletic, more physically durable. (this is scientific fact)
men are better leaders, males are always the Alphas, females aren't, again it's just nature, go against nature and things go to sh.i.t.
Women are better at caring for children, tend to be more dexterous and are therefore better artists and certain types of designers etc.
Quotas drawn up meaning the military need to hire women just leads to problems for everyone, lowering standards and/or ignoring them is the result, which in turn means less defence from the military.
Where civil society is the objective of all mankind, Darwin shows that for power and wealth, or resources, men will fight and struggle to get them. Without women, there would be Kings for very long because overthrow is the objective for every man who would be King, and using violence of some sort is the only method of acquiring it, or by election.
Women are meant to be a modifying influence upon men by distracting them long enough to have children, and perpetuate the species of humans. If women are not equal to men, what will prevent men from killing each other to be the King? For civil society to exist, and for men to be equal, women should be equal to keep violence down, and to give all men a chance to be equal without violence.
In the constitution, it was stated that all men are created equal. Meaning, that woMEN are part of that sentence. Therefore, they should be treated the same as men. Of course, with respect. But, if you look in today's world, women are taking over the jobs men would normally do. The only thing a woman can't do like a man, is pee standing up
Being raised as a girl you are most likely taught or shown to having to be more feminine or limited to certain freedoms than to a boy. For boys they are raised to be taught or shown to be more masculine and have a more lenient base of freedom. But that's not always the case some guys or girls can be raised by one parent which "COULD" effect how they were taught to be. For girls they are mostly thought as being inferior to guys and vice versa but really it's just the same by just putting two halves to make a whole. Everyone has there benefits whether strong, smart, or both. Anyone can achieve it. It just take a lot of confidence, potential, perseverance, and never saying your just an inferior to others. Everyone has something they're good at but no one is good at everything whether your boy or girl. That's what makes us different but being different doesn't mean we can't benefit one another. This is what you call "LIFE" and everyone in the world has a purpose or another. I guess the ones who see the other as an inferior is just as inferior but don't want to see themselves that way and put it on someone else. Without one another I'd say we'd all be inferior in some way. Life isn't just for the ones who think they are superior but for everyone we make ourselves stronger by cover the downfall to what limits us. If we can think that we can work together we both men and women would have unlimited potential together.
Women will eventually have the exact same opportunities that men do. That is only social equality. I for one believe women are on a strong path towards that end. Here's the problem. Some people's view of inequality come down to biological norms. On average women are not as muscular as men. Note that I said on average. So men can do some things and women can do other things. Something that neither one can do without the other. The fact is that biologically men and women are not equal. The is no quantifiable method to determine the outcome anyway. Socially women are almost there. It may be tough but I'm at least one man that is on your side. I'm sure there are more out there. Unless they've got no sense. Then they don't count.
Just because men and women are different physically should not mean that there should be inequality among genders. Both sexes have different skills, abilities and opinions to bring to the world, and so although men may be suited to some jobs, for example, and women to others, it does not mean that they should be treated differently; everyone should therefore have all options open to them regardless. If people just accept that there is gender inequality in the world and don't do anything to prevent it, who's to say other forms of inequality won't suddenly arise... Society will soon become more elite than it already is!
Its obvious that men and women are physical equals. I think the ban on women in the NFL is disgusting. There are many great paying player jobs that women should be eligible for. For example, Drew Brees is getting paid well over $10m per year. I doubt a single woman was even considered for the job. If the ban in Augusta was lifted, surely the NFL can do the same. This inequality should end today!
I personally believe that equality between men and women is not possible because we are created in the same ways , we are so different in so many ways. We don't see things in the same ways, don't think like each other and actually don't have the same brain. And it's correct like that.
Men & women have different needs & motives. Thus it is moral to argue for equality of opportunity, but their problems are not those of the state which should not engage in social engineering on their behalf. With a few exceptions women avoid work which is dangerous, dirty or requires single minded focus. If women are really paid less, all the workplaces must be teeming with them as this would increase profits. This doesn't happen. The reason is simple - biologically women are the child bearers & carers, so at the workplace they are a liability. Thus, there will always be gaps between what women really want, their political aims and reality; the same things will have different values for men & women. That is our biological & psychological nature.
Women need men. Full stop. Please note, I said men. Not boys.
Men were made to be leaders, to guide households, to give guidance. I'm not saying that women can't do it, because - face if - we can. But it's their job to provide, to protect.
But in order for a male to qualify as a man, he must realise that having the power is all about love and not about waving the scepter. Any man who succeeds in leading with wisdom and gentleness and not brute force or violence deserves the place of the leader.
This means listening to the women and children and valuing others' opinions above your own - taking into consideration what is best for all, not only for yourself.
Any man less than that is not worthy of the title "man" and doesn't deserve the power.
Women were made to be protected by men, whether you like it or not. Therefore, we don't need equality, we need men
Very few folks argue against having equality for men and women. In theory, it all works out. In reality, it doesn't. I don't have the patience to provide the long discourse this topic requires, so I will leave it here. Suffice it to say, when women (especially women who use men for their own nefarious ways) live as equals under laws reformed for both men and women, equality will not or should not occur.
Women say they want gender equality, yet most of them don't realize what that would entail. For true equality, yes they would get to be treated equally in the workplace, same pay, etc. But they would have to sacrifice their "women's rights," in the name of such equality. That means no more chivalry, no more being treated "like a lady," because you can't be treated like you are different AND like you are an equal. Though they are not publicized the way the negatives are, women have many benefits that men can never attain, and they do not want to sacrifice that.
The belief that women are inferior to men is still deeply rooted in our society nowadays. We indeed see improvements in one way or another, however, this does not mean gender equality has been at all achieved. We feel weird if the female is the dominant one in the family instead of a man. It's a matter of stereotype that we are never able to get rid of completely.
Gender specific roles are the product of human evolution. Men and women are so different, they have very little in common. DNA, chromosomes, hormones, anatomy, internal and reproductive organs, men and women are so different that it would be easier to put the few similarities in a list, rather than all the differences. Plus let's get real. Men's gender specific role is to function as the construction workers of our societies, women's gender specific role is to deliver the new generations. And that isn't going to change. It has always been like that, it will always be like that. Men won't be pregnant, women won't work in coal mines. Gender equality is a beautiful, fantastic, wonderful lie. And our western societies are based... on a beautiful lie.
Societies expectations a have been the same for so long it will be hard to change. It is hard wired into are brains that women are weaker. This is unchangeable, and a women may almost never be president. I am a huge supporter of women's rights, but the idea of change is far fetched.
There are many things in which women have advantages that men don't get. So if women want true equality that means giving up any advantages they may have. You cannot cherry pick where you want equality to be applied. Men are called rapists and are taught from childhood that we should be ashamed of being men because we are violent brutes, but what gender will sacrifice themselves to protect total strangers. If you only bother looking at the few things that are male dominated you miss seeing that your own gender has many more advantages than you would ever admit too. True equality would only be achievable if we were all born with the same abilities, talents, and strengths. That being said the next best thing is having equal opportunity.
One could say, for example, that there is inequality because female bodybuilding is not as popular or showcased in the media as male bodybuilding. Of course, males develop muscle tone more effectively, and this is why the sport is predominantly male. In the same way, holistically, the genders, due to inherent differences, will never be equal, in many respects.
Medical science has shown that females are very different from males anatomically. For example, females are genetically designed to default to lean muscles. On the other hand, males genetics have been found to prefer bulkier and more striated muscles resulting in increased strength. While, these anatomical differences can be altered depending on lifestyle, the average in numbers between these 2 genders will always show the anatomical differences between the 2 genders. This will result in society to subconsciously differentiate both genders in one way or another.
It's too broad a question. Everyone deserves to be treated fairly. The sexes can be treated equally in many areas but not all. Men and woman are not the same. The differences are natural and differences in treatment are fair. 100% equability will never exist and should never exist. There is a fine balance to be achieved but equality on all fronts? Never.
It is like saying pink and purple are equal. The only way that is possible if you remove all difference. Pink and purple are now white. No difference. No special qualities. They are now equal. Sure it would be nice to be equal but the truth is we think differently, we see things different, we look different, we have different brains, different bodies, different strengths. Society needs to get used to this and accept it.
Women now have rights, thank goodness ! You CAN get a job, you CAN get paid as much as men and even more so just be happy with what you have and what you are or shut up and go get a sex change!
Even assuming all things are gender equal in society, women will always have it better. Physically speaking, they will always have the upper hand. They have the option to experience the joy of childbirth/pregnancy. Men do not. Women also dominate sex. They are more sensitive than men are to the touch and can experience far more sensations. Women's orgasms last longer than a mans, feel better, and can happen over and over again unlike a man's. Men have their sex glands located in a spot where they are easily hit. Women pay a small price of being slightly smaller on average and having a period.
It is not possible and i think woman, who are often at the advantage wouldn't want it.
Imagine the scenario of government announcing that it is compulsory for all girls to serve National service in order to achieve gender equality. Well i am sure many would disagree. Some gender biased issue will often benefit another party inadvertently.
All women have experienced it. Some women have had their confidence destroyed by it, some live with it and with depression and other women bounce from job to job because they won't tolerate it, fighting back until they nearly lose their grip on reality. Reality? Truth? Whose ? Women finally decide to go into business for themselves when they accept that they can not escape it.
Only women feel the effects of gender discrimination. The perpetrators imagine themselves slick, sly and cunning. No law, no agency, no courtroom can provide refuge or justice for women. Hiring practices and promotions are subjective. How do you prove you are smart and productive and deserving? How do you force someone to work with you when that person has decided he does not want you as a colleague? What is the punishment for discrimination? Does it matter how much they pay when it is not their money?
The poor will always be with us and so will discrimination. Anyone who believes differently is a fool. Been there, was that, moving on!
First, define equality. Its such a broad assumption term and its loaded. Equality should not be confused for Justice. Is it possible to consider individuality and apply justice on a case by case basis? Yes. But this idea of Equality depends on the person and it can be so extreme at times that it crosses the line of respect for our diversity where so called advocates of "equality" call for abolition of gender and sex, and calls for instead some sort of non-gender and non-sex in order to achieve 'equality'. These ideas originate in the defunct "Social Science" fields which are fundamentally unscientific and ignore hard science that shows our differences go beyond cultural influences and instead spread propaganda.
Technology. Once you can have a child in a lab, the current abortion laws will be illegal as they are sexist or will be at that point. Women are also greater consumers of technology such as mobile device usage. If you make the same but spend more, you can never be exactly equal as a male who is just as smart will still have more liquid assets.
Gender equality will never be possible because the "good ol' boys" network is still alive and well in much of the world. This means there are still men who are leading major economic and social institutions and making decisions that affect citizens. Until women can gain some major political pull, their fight for equality is futile.
Gender equality could not be possible, because men simply downgrade women constantly. It is stereotyped by many sexist people that we (women) should stay home and cook for our husbands, children; family. It is not fair because when men do feminine jobs, then society is fine with it. ON the contrary if women perform masculine tasks then there is a problem. Its all a load of rubbish.
I look at gender equality in two ways. First, there is the actual fact of gender inequality, which can and should be eliminated as much as possible. On the other hand, however, is the perception of gender inequality, or how we, as individuals, look at the issue. In that respect, I don't think it will be possible to make a total move to equality of the genders.
Women may have been given the vote in the last century, but gender equality still has a long way to go. Women are paid less for the same professions, are held up to ridiculous beauty standards, are forced to exist in a virgin/whore dichotomy of sexuality, and will never be given the chance for real leadership in any developing country. People are becoming more ignorant, and unfortunately those people choose to procreate in masses, are religious fanatics, and tend to have a misogynistic, oppressive view of women. Many women even buy into the problem themselves, or don't do enough to stand up for what's right. Things will never change given these attitudes.
Since the beginning of time, Men have been put in social authority, over women. There is something in a man's DNA that gives them authority, or the power they need to provide for a family. Even though women can have those assets, a man is the stereotype for leadership, and there is not anything that can change that.
While the status of women has risen considerably, as women are no longer confined to the household and are able to earn an income for the family while men are increasingly involved domestically, a gender gap is still prevalent. Many people in society still hold traditional views on gender roles, stereotypes and expectations. Even though women are able to advance into the workforce in the world today, their role as caregivers in the family remains unchanged. This results in many women facing a double burden in society to. Women are also still viewed as the weaker and more submissive counterparts. This results in them hitting a glass ceiling and facing difficulty in rising to the upper rungs of the corporate ladder.
Achieving gender equality requires big changes everywhere and in everything. It requires rewriting history. I'm certainly not for it. There is a reason why people were created the way they are. We didn't make ourselves so we can't really change ourselves. There have been men's and women's roles since the beginning of time, something that was ordained to never change.
I am a female in America, and I can say that equality shall not be achieved. Frankly, because not only do men think thery're suprior to women, but women also believe that they are suprior to men. In my Ap World History class, we were asked to write a paper on gender equlity. Almost all of the female wrote that females were actually suprior to men. With that atittude I believe that women actually don't want equality, they want to be above men. Basically this is saying that maybe at one point women will be the suprior gender, but as to equality. Never. One gender will always be above the next.
If both men and women had equal rights, such a thing like maternity leave would not exist and women today would suffer. If they have risky jobs,they would have to expose themselves to risky jobs. While pregnant or nursing, exposure to risky jobs is fatal to the fetus or baby and this would effect child development.
God has created everybody equal, so I believe that whether it's woman or a man, all deserve the same treatment. There are many things at which woman are better, and there are many things at which men are better.
I am optimistic that an individual women today can climb to the top of whatever corporate, political or non-profit ladder interests her. However, this requires trade-offs. Tradeoffs that men also have to make, often without recognition. No one can "have it all"
I do not see women as a group wishing for the same life goals as men. So I see equal opportunity for career advancement, but not equal desires when constrained by opportunity costs.
In nature there are division of the sexes and even a division of the jobs each sex performs. Unless we as humans become assexual (as with some species in nature), therefore eliminating gender, there will never be gender equality. Even within the sexes there is inequality. There will always be physical limitations to what we can do. Women can birth children and men cannot, it is a physical limitation of the male sex.
Even if women wear pants, deep down they are always going to be women. A man can never become a woman, nor would women want him to become one. Similarly, all women can do is try in the most superficial of the ways to imitate men by wearing pants! By this, however, I do not mean that either of the sex is lesser than the other; just that men and women are people of two different genders - each with their own jobs to do in this world.
As long as men and women are biologically different we can't have equality between the sexes. We can and should strive for equal treatment of each gender, but if we expect to ever reach an equilibrium we would be delusional.
If we had an equal number of men and women playing in the NFL would that be equality?
Women and men are different, that is a simple fact. We should attempt to equalize things between them and allow women every opportunity that men have, but women are different, and men treat women differently as women treat men differently. It is an inherent part of human nature. When that subtle difference exists in the world the treatment cannot be equal. And as some wise men once said, women should stop seeking equality for they should lose all the advantages.
Each gender has different strengths and weaknesses. Women can perform equally to men at many tasks, but there are others that are physically or biologically impossible. The same can be said for the male species. The perception of equality will never be more than a perception. Men have the giant weakness of fragile egos. Because of those egos, they will never be able to acknowledge women's abilities, since doing so would diminish their own superiority and power. The gender stereotypes, right or wrong, are too deeply embedded in our society to ever allow true equality between the two sexes. And, just for the record, I am one who believes there are only two sexes.
I don't believe men and women are the same, so to strive for the same outcomes may not be the right approach. What I do see are some strengths and weaknesses of each side. I think we can strive for justice which treats everyone fairly and gives people a chance to succeed where they are best fit. Equality is blind, justice serves to work to help individuals achieve their optimal place in society.
Naturally there are gender role plays, caused by emotional and physical limitation.
A father is can't be a mother just like a mother can't be father.
Everywhere nature and its laws interfere. Or through its laws everything is done. The inequality is hardwired into every organism capable of sexual reproduction.
Abnormality in some of the organisms raising voice for the equality, without knowing the main reason, is only in vain , and just killing the time.
Both genders should coexist with their differences and stop competing to become better than each other because they can't be compared to each other. There is a difference between gender equality and human rights. Almost all the problems between genders are based on human rights not gender equality. So what is gender equality? it is to be completely equal in all aspects. This concept can never be applied because it is against our nature if we were created to be equal then why are we created differently? why do we behave differently? why is being a mother different from being a father? if we were created to be equal then why can't we each live independently on our own? women and men 'Balance" each other out but they don't need to be equal to each live happily.
Men and woman share similarity in the mind itself... We're all human. But since we are all humans, we share the same natural instinct of having the "power". We just don't give the time to divide who shares what power equality. Thus being said, the fight for equality is never conjured.
Women will not be able to achieve gender equality until they are completely willing to accept the circumstances of such equality. If they want equality they should be treated as equals; no more and no less. For example if a women were to slap a man in the face, she should be expecting him to do the same back. After all, do not start what you cannot finish.
Ever since the Neolithic revolution, the status of woman in society has dropped, and it has never really regained its status prior to that. Men were better at working the fields and lifting whatever crops they had. Look at history books, no matter which one you look at, it will hardly ever mention anything of importance in history (excluding more recent history) I don't think it ever will either, its fairly new in our 8000 year recorded history that gender inequality has been frowned upon, but it'll still happen. Lets look at the job field. Even in fields where woman are dominant, such as nursing or teaching, men still make more money then their counter parts with equal education. I am in no way condoning this, but honestly, its not going to end.
Women have forever been considered the minority gender. In many instances through history, and even now, they have been categorized as being as weak as children. Women are, in all actuality, very strong and independent. It is the stereotype and the degrading comments from men which portray them to be weak. It is due to that which will be why women will only continually be considered a minority to men and never be treated at the same level as them.
Despite the many idealists claiming that such a feat can be achieved, tis an obvious fact that, both physically and mentally, we are different. Furthermore there certain boundaries, certain jobs, that are better suited to a particular gender, and whilst I do not hold either gender above the other, there are limitations to the abilities of both men and women.
I do believe in gender equality and that every woman can do anything (professionally) that men can do.
I'll be honest though, I work in a female dominated field and there are constant moments I see complete hypocrisy by the female workers. Laws are made to hold men accountable but females are assumed to be innocent. Currently men are guilty until proven innocent in the eyes of female professionals and that's just unfair. If you want to stop letting sex organs determine how we rate professionals than you can't keep generalizing the entire male species and creating laws that hold me accountable but never hold any female workers accountable.
I'm constantly uncomfortable and can never relax at work in fear one word may be taken the wrong way. If only the female employees had that fear of legal action against them, maybe they would see how difficult they've made the workplace for others. Maybe they would notice, when females have numbers and powerful positions they act just as hypocritical as the males.
Men and women are going to be different whether we admit it or not. There are just some jobs that women cannot perform, and vice versa, but I do believe that men and women should be paid equally. There's something definitely wrong with not being paid - or at least treated equally among working forces.
I personally believe that equality between men and women is not possible because we are created in the same ways, but we are so different in so many ways. We don't see things in the same ways, don't think like each other and actually don't have the same brain. And it's correct like that.