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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
It seems popular for opponents of the stance to cite inherent differences in the psychology of each sex as evidence that gender roles and sexism should (or, at least, will) exist in a society such as ours, where each sex's physiological advantages don't really mean a whole lot. That argument would be a terrific refutation of the ideal of gender equality...If it wasn't wrong.
For starters, no "hard wired" differences in brain structure or chemistry exist until the pubescent stage of development. The reason boys play with trucks and girls play with dolls is because they live in a society where it's expected for boys to play with trucks and girls to play with dolls. If a parent or set of parents is able to sufficiently separate a child from regular gender socialization, they will almost assuredly develop as a mix of masculine and feminine (as we would call them, of course, as the child in this case would know not of such definitions).
The human brain is incredibly fluid and adaptable, much more so than we give it credit for, and so much of how our brains form depend on the environments in which we develop, and, later in life, our brains are still constantly in flux, adapting to all that we learn and experience. Many boys' toys are very focused on construction and building, and as a result they develop sharper spatial intelligence. Adults tend to communicate more with young girls than boys, and as a result they develop sharper social skills.
And what happens in societies with gender roles that are sharp contrast to ours? Their men and women, on a psychological level, tend to conform to their gender roles instead of ours. Women in matriarchal African tribes are more competitive than the men. In Viking-age Scandinavia, where women were the heads of household, we also see their women being more dominant, confident, and stronger of will. The gender roles in which we are raised change who we are as people.
We've grown so hung up on the "what" that we've completely forgotten the "why" - and that's the most important part of this whole issue. Are there some core differences in neurology between men and women, that will always be there? Of course. Do they play a significant role in "the big picture"? Not in any way that scientists can yet deduce. The rest of the differences between men and women on a psychological and behavioral level...We create ourselves.
If we did get rid of gender roles, and let people develop as their whole true selves that they were destined to be, then you'll see much of the differences between men and women break down. Masculinity and femininity will corrode to almost nothing. Individuality will rule at last, and we will have solved the gender equality question once and for all.
I do not believe in generalisations of men and women. We are all individuals, all with different opinions, and I believe this is how we should all be viewed, not by our genders. I believe in complete equality, not just women, but men too. This means that I do not believe in the common concept of men having to be 'gentlemen'. Personally, I find it rather insulting that it it seems necessary for a man to pay for the meal, for example. Not only insulting to women, this is also completely unfair towards men. It is also concepts like these which act as a barrier towards complete equality. I believe men and women should all be viewed completely equally. This also means, I believe both should have equal wages for the same jobs. This also means, I don't believe universities should ever accept people, especially girls, based on their gender, which is done extensively, especially in subjects, such as physics. I believe gender equality is possible, but to me, this means accepting everyone as individuals, acting and viewing both genders as the same.
We are human before we are gendered. All genders feel the same range of emotions. The varying situations that bring specific emotions to the fore in genders is immaterial. The argument of thinking or acting differently is also immaterial as it is nigh on impossible to discern socio-economic/cultural influences when defining gender. Also, difference does not permit inequality. This would require creating a hierarchy of gender appropriate behaviours and cognitive functions within each gender which I'm pretty sure most would see as ludicrous.
The world is changing and so are we; I believe that as time goes on things will change for the better and that includes gender equality. This might take a while buit if we are strong and adamant we can do it together. This is my believe and I think it is my right also
A woman has the will power in her to complete any task given to or chosen by her at a stretch and she has much more patience than men have. They use quick thinking and find logic in the very minute aspect. Hence she can be considered equal to men
It is entirely possible for men and women to have the same kinds of rights; voting, pay equity, equal distribution of work. The only difference is the MIND SET of those who are against equality. Those who say nothing will change because "women and men won't be able to hit each other" already have sexism engrained in their minds. I guess no one taught them any better. With empowerment of women to make their own damn decisions and more men to accept women as people, not objects, I think we would be fine. I suppose we can't "teach old dogs new tricks," but we can raise the new generation of children with morals and equity in mind. Socialize.
From the beginning of time people have always believed that men are stronger than women. So naturally they think they are better at everything. Well thats not true. There were many inspirational women who were so much stronger than any man I have ever met. Take Rosa Parks for example she refused to give up her seat on the bus just because someone who thought they were better than her told her to get up and move to the back. Take it from me all you women and men out there as a junior in high school I'm learning that women can do just about anything men can. That even involves football. All women should be empowered by the fact that they can do things that men couldn't do in a million years!
Because we should have all been brought up to treat women with respect and the dignity they needed, if you haven't been brought up the way i have been then you have had a poor role model and parent to teach you the right way. If you think about it the way life works is that both female and male both need each other to help continue the human race if you don't have a woman how will the baby enter this world. If you don't have a man how will you get the things needed in order o make/form a baby. So gender equality is possible through many ways than just making a baby and helping our way of life
Sure, it has been proven that there is a masculine and feminine brain, but it has also been proven that some people (usually gays) have the OPPOSITE type of brain that is expected for their gender.
Everyone is different. There are not two black-and-white types of human, there are 7 billion shades of gray.
I have seen guys with high voices and girls with low voices. I have seen girls who can kill an elephant with their bare hands and guys who are practically made of paper.
The only thing that men can't do is become pregnant and give birth to babies, and the only thing that women can't do is make the babies. Period.
People say that we shouldn't have gender equality. Why do they say that. I mean gender equality is good not bad. If we didn't have gender equality we wouldn't even be here. Why treat one side better than the other? Well just treated everyone the same, that's why we abolished slavery. This is like that. Gender Equality is good!!!
Gender Equality does not mean to have an ultimate eqity within men and women, its just to let them both share the opportunities and life changes not seeing on or depending with their own gender identity,.. Its not a favor of women to a men its the sense of right of every human being,., Gender equality should be pursue cause it takes a vital role for a human development and a great doorway to a countrys' progression:)
Gender equality can definitely be achieved if we all but down our pride and work hard to better our skills. This way neither gender can say that they are better than the other. Although each gender has its gender related advantage they also have their disadvantages, which eventually balances out.
Woman are a pivotal role of our life today and in the future.Their contribution in everyday life cannot be over emphasized.Their role in the past has been powerful and cannot be overlooked. Their role in social life is vital and very committed in nature. A society that denies gender quality is not in line with the modern trend in Africa and the whole world. Thank you.
Where women seem to be the role model when it comes to controlling a household and raising respectable children, in recent years men are capable and respected at a higher-level when they raise and support a child single-handedly. Those who respect those men are typically women. Just like how many men respect women who choose beer at the bar. It's old fashioned controversies verses the present.
It is society alone that puts in in our heads that women are weak. Few people look at the big picture. All of us, ALL humans are different. Genders, body types, intelligence especially. Everybody is unique and capable in their own ways. There are headstrong, fearless women, and there are soft spoken, delicate men. Some people will read that and scoff "You mean p***ies?". No. From a young age, we are conditioned by society to like different things, and embrace different standards. Men are strong and made of stone. You aren't a real man if *cliche*.
Women are emotional, and only care about looking pretty. That girl has short hair. She must be a dyke.
What makes us so special is our diversity. We are where we are today because of this, and still there is a poll on the internet where we cant even agree that both genders CAN be equal. No stigmas, so objectification from both sexes, no underestimating or overestimating based on sex. Women are not to be protected anymore. There is no room for that in this day and age. A woman can handle herself. "Pff. I can beat a woman up easily." That is what I hear so often, and it disturbs me greatly that so many minds go to assault just to prove a point. ANYBODY can be assaulted. It isn't about brute strength. It is the mind that matters, and we all have equal potential in the mind. It is all in genetics.
Rape culture is especially brought into this. Somebody sentient is humiliated, degraded, AND brutalized, and they are shamed for it. "She was asking for it, dressed like that." "He couldn't fight off a woman? PATHETIC!" "He got sex and he's complaining about it!?" Men and children get raped, and it wasn't because their boobs were showing. Few men are the sex worshiping dogs they are painted to be. Gender stereotypes need to stop.
I know that some people can't change. I know there are some people who look at a person, and take what that person is in, all to decide whether or not they are above them. In some people, this is the only gratification they have.
I want to live to see the day where we are judged on who we are as people, not gender, skin color, or anything of the sort. We need to start focusing on what is similar instead of different. We are moving forward towards this, and one will either walk into it happily, or get left behind, lost in the old times.
Gender equality has improved greatly in the past 50 years, particularly for women. The feminist movement has achieved it goals and the struggle was valid. However, today's mainstream feminism has become overly gynocentric, which is why the movement has lost credibility. There are a number of reasons for this, but the most obvious reason is that there are many types of inequality which cannot not be logically understood through the narrow analysis of today's feminism.
If we all can agree that people might feel insecure about their stereotypes and will try to live up to them. Just like saying all Asians are smart when everyone is different. We don't live in the stone age anymore, we need to get over the past and look into the future where everyone has their own right .
Women have every right that men do. We have a right to live freely, study, hate, love, speak, dance, anything that we want in the world. Men should not see women as servants or as slaves. They should be able to help them and create a cohesive life together.
There is no doubt that gender equality is possible. The world has changed so much now. It is not agreeable to say that men and women are different. Well, there are in many ways, but not in one that can be argued that a woman can't do a normal typical job as men, since we have woman fighting in combats and women bosses in companies all over the place. So are the men, when once only women were nurses and cleaners and now we have lots of men nurses, cleaner, so on and so fort. I honestly think a woman can be a woman and still THINK and WORK like a man, exactly like a man.
There are many things in life that were "not possible" only fifty or so years ago. Who knew back then that people could actually talk to each other, without being right in front of them? But it happened, didn't it? And so, just once, I ask you to think how it would be like to have gender equality. This topic is not debated upon to give women the rights they deserve, nor is it for men to vent their anger about the underlying advantages of being a woman. There are certain things that men are good at, and certain that women are. Yet each person, whether man or woman, deserves to express themselves, the way THEY want to and not how society labels them. Support equality between the sexes, and TOGETHER we can overcome this barrier!
If men as well as some women (of orthodox type of mind) stop thinking that there is a difference in girls and boys the problem will be solved automatically . But if we see our environment around us there are some educated people too make differences in girls and boys or women and men even in giving wages or salaries to them, they give more salary or wages to men and less of it to women just because they are females ... And this comes one reason why our country India is not counted in developed countries... Not saying only in India but in many parts of our country this is a big issue... Aborting a girl child is not a thing to be having proud on, But in fact, It is a shameful thing to do. Why to kill a child who has not even seen this world. What kind of pride is this, What kind of bravery is this. I would request to everyone please make our country a peaceful place to live where everyone could feel good and safe... And it could be done by only just bringing some good changes in our mind... :)
I think the main debate has to do more with what we are able to see at first sight, than what we really do every single day; which normally underlies on evry action.
When our partner dies ( talking about a man- woman relationship), it is very likely that depending on the thoughtful a person is, he or she can take roles that were not part of the " accepted" standard of behaviuor.
There is no option, the new roles become a must. Nobody says we have to look like alike, or to behave exactly the same way, equality has more to do with the conception of men and women as thought we were weaker or stronger, more or least important, having more quality as humans beings or just being the runner up.
Both men and women are equal. Yes we might have different interests, looks, clothes, and several other things, but this doesn't mean that we aren't equal. A women can do a man's job just in the exact same way. Women can life as much weight as a man can in the gym. I see no difference between men and women except for the interests and characteristics.
For centuries, the differences between men and women were socially defined and distorted through a lens of sexism in which men assumed superiority over women and maintained it through domination. As the goal of equality between men and women now grows closer we are also losing our awareness of important differences. In some circles of society, politically correct thinking is obliterating important discussion as well as our awareness of the similarities and differences between men and women. The vision of equality between the sexes has narrowed the possibilities for discovery of what truly exists within a man and within a woman. The world is less interesting when everything is same.
It is my position that men and women are equal but different. When I say equal, I mean that men and women have a right to equal opportunity and protection under the law. The fact that people in this country are assured these rights does not negate my observation that men and women are at least as different psychologically as they are physically.
A woman must be regarded as equal and in the same time treated equal to her counterpart man. We may be different as far as our biology is concerned but when it comes to, us as social beings, we will find that we have the same obligation therefore we must have the same rights too.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I do not believe, in this day in age, it is a matter of "equality." It is more a matter of "equivalency." A male and female have a natural equivalency in their respective gender fundamentals; what whatever they may be depending on the person(s) in question. In nature, men hold a natural superiority in certain areas just and females do when compared to men. Though there are exceptions to just about every rule I can think of, Men and Women are two sides of the same coin. No matter how much humankind might want to defy that "rule," in the end, nature always wins whether we want to accept it or not.
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.
Although we can lower down our pride, we still have major difference in physical end emotional. We can't have equality until we all are literally equal. We have the same genitalia, same face, same way of thinking. Until then, the differences are inevitable. Evolution forbids genders to be equal. Its like saying oranges and apples are equal. Of course not, i like apples more than oranges. Some may say they like both equally, but equality requires all of the population to be achieved. We are still naive to learn that.
Sure, we have it pretty good now. We have equal votes in most places and similar wages, but isn't it fun to be different? To display the complexity of human kind within its own race I find amazing, and it shows the world is ever changing. If we get equality, and then world peace, and get rid of poverty, is there anything left? There is nothing more to do, human kind is fairly complete. I find this horrible I mean, I don't want to live in a perfect world. And who said which gender was above the other? ;)
All humans should be treated equal, not just men and women. If men and women were treated equal, would laws protected women revoked, would it be right for a man not to be charged for hurting a women? If men and women were equal would all of society welcome the change, would all religions allow for the change? It is possible to remove pay gaps and education gaps, although with society being the same for so long would all women enjoy and want the equality. Many women would agree that their job is to stay at home and watch the kids and it is their maternal instincts, although does that mean men do not have the same thoughts?
Removing inequalities between men and women would solve some problems around the world, although, equalities between races, religions, cultures, and disadvantaged people would still exist. Until every single person has the same rights, responsibilities, and opportunities, the way equality stands between men and women is fine, and there are more important things around the world that need to be fixed and acknowledged first.
Women will always wanted to be treated "special", we still dream of the day where men pull the seats for women, protect women, stand up for them. We live in a world filled with expectations. Hence there is no such thing as a general gender equality in the society we live in.
In more rural villages in countries like India and China, people still religiously abide to traditional practices where females are second to male. Gender equality is impossible to be achieved in such areas where females are obligated to play a more subservient role in such societies as this has been their practice for many, many years. Introducing a notion like gender equality to them which upsets their practices would more often than not, be rejected without hesitation.
Men look like this, have these functions, have these hormones, have these features.
Women look like this, have this and that, do these and those.
A woman can't rape a man too easily.
A man can.
Men are treated as dominant ever since the creation of mankind.
Women can't just change thousands of years of history, even with partial help from men.
+ in order to be truly equal, everyone would have to have the same biological features, like the same common gender stereotypical things (women=make up men=muscles etc).
Because there are many laws published for the sake of equality but also they are not being maintained well. So it is not fully possible. Girls are facing many inequalities nowadays. This is a way to prove that gender equality is not fully possible...That's all.
The 2 genders are different. We think differently, act differently, feel differently and do differently. Each gender is better at something. In our materialistic society, the value of a woman can't have a dollar figure attached, and this is often how "equality" is measured.
As long as women and men continue to exist, there will be differences, thus inequality.
I am a woman. And I do not think that gender equality will ever be possible. Nature designed men and women to be counterparts. They ARE different, their bodies and their characters. Why should we fight against the nature? Did we not learn yet that that never leads to anything good?-- BUT! But there has to be equality in opportunity for both genders! If a men wants to stay at home and care for his children while is wife goes to work - why not? And if a girl decides to become a bricklayer - hell yes! Just think about it.
The myth of feminism being a good thing for the sexes has blown up in everyone's face and only the die hards and deluded still spout it so strongly. I liken it to communism. It may look good on paper, but in practice? It does no one any favors. Least of all women. It leads to inequality and injustice in the household and the court system against men. In -any- system where there is no justice there will be no equality and it won't stand. There is a "marriage drought" now as men clue into this and divorce rates are skyrocketing with women being the initiator of them %75 of the time and then getting much of the mans assets in the courts. Men aren't stupid, or if they are it only takes so many whacks in the head by a two by four to wake him up.
Women need to understand that its not about competing with men. It's about being who they are by the nature of there sex. Which is a supporter nurturer role. Not a competitive hunter and fighter role. This is simply the nature of our species. Women have plenty of opportunity to become whatever they want now. No one is being oppressed. Everything comes down to COMPETENCE for the role you want. Whoever is most competent should get the job, and that's the bottom line. Anything else is unjust to the one who is most competent. No matter the race/gender. Equal representation just for the sake of equal representation will always blow up in your face and cause more harm than good.
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.
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.
Lets just suppose that a law is passed that genders are equal. Will it satisfy the mind of those people who have firm beliefs about gender differences? NO! It would never change their mind, rather would make them angry and aggressive. What about the Muslim countries? They firmly believe that men and women are not equal. No law can change their mind or belief.
Gender quality will never be fully realized because men and women are different psychologically, biologically etc. For instance issues such as violence against women. Due to biological differences such as physical anatomy of women being more vulnerable than men, it is a more serious case if a man hits a woman that if a woman hit a man. In terms of psychology the male and female minds which influences behavior. For example in courtship men and women display inherent behaviors that have come to be expected. We cant treat each other identically/equally because we are different that's just plain fact. But it doesn't men that either gender is superior
Men and women can't be physically the same, then there wouldn't be any men or women to worry about, but neither can they be the same in the mind. It has been scientifically proven that there is a "masculine brain", and a "feminine brain".
Even though we cannot be the same, we could have the same rights by the law
If men pull up their socks and move out of the way - and to also include SEXISM, it would be done.
As a woman, I have been told even in the workplace ,"Youre just a woman" and I HATE it! So how could they stop doing this and become equal?
Even in the 1900's the Equal Rights Amendment couldn't finish Congress! How is this possible?
We may have votes and property under our names, but there is so much more that needs to be equal. I support women's rights but I don't believe that men would change - EVER!
As my conclusion, men out there - prove me wrong!
Although my argument is terse, there is a simple political dilemma that impedes gender equality: the draft. I am not too familiar with the topic; however, I am aware that only men can be legally drafted to military service, while women cannot. Unless women are willing to sacrifice the customs already in place and fight for complete equality under the law, true equality will never be possible. And who, after centuries of avoiding the draft, would risk that privilege for an already infeasable sense of equality?
Men and Women think, dress, act and speak differently, how can they be equal?
Its impossible for there to be equality but this does not mean that a gender is more superior to the other.
To be honest i see a lot more (women>men) than (women=men) in our society today
The problem lies in the fact that women and men aren't the same. Heck if you took twins who grew up in the same household raised by the same parents, and went to the same school, you will find differences. These differences help shape the person, and as such, they can never be truly equal.
The Problem i have with gender equality is that they only market to things that benefit them, not current issues in society that separate the genders. Sexual harassment, Sexual abuse, Spousal abuse, Divorce settlements all favor women in courts. If you really want to change things, go out and protests those courts, saying you want equal treatment in your divorce hearing.
However that no longer would benefit the gender, so there is no out cry to stop, women child molesters statistically get 5-10 years less, than men child molesters. (not saying i'm for it in any sense of the word), but it is the same kind of stupid logic that says white vs white crime fine, white vs black crime OH MY GOD A HATE CRIME! Even if it is for the same crime.
I see a society that is lazy, ignorant and unwilling to change. I do see changes for women's rights in the future, but it will be a step in the wrong direction and only further separating the perceived gender differences. Point proven in one easy notion be a white male from a middle class family. Now go find a scholarship based on anything but grades. Good luck.
First, equalitists are grossly uninformed in history, literature, language, human resource, leadership and biology as these relate to gender development and evolutionism. Biologically, women have their responsibility. This is void of any social construct. Women are meant to give birth, cater and support children (boys an girls). Equalitist cannot differentiate between 'sameness' and 'Should men begin to give birth too? Should men begin to have orgasm too? In a society or group of women for example, they can not even treat themselves equally. In a group , people have different qualities, capacities and functions
. Women with the same qualification in an office may not perform the same way. One could have better attitude to work and also will perform better thereby leading to promotion or better/superior treatment. Obama's wife is treated differently. Governor's wives are more respected. Oprah is more respected than other TV people. It is on the cusp of this dissimilarity that equality is suffocated. Within the women folk there is grandiloquent variety, disparity and of course inequality. They do not understand the linguistic purview of the term 'equality'. As bees have different functions you can never treat them the same. Why then do they want to even begin to think of equality in a general sense? So many of them are women. Women have a more short-term approach to thinking. This is not a deformity. It has to do with nature.
Equality is a hoax. According to Suzanne Venker
"Prior to the 1970s, people viewed gender roles as as equally valuable. Many would argue women had the better end of the deal! It’s hard to claim women were oppressed in a nation in which men were expected to stand up when a lady enters the room or to lay down their lives to spare women life. When the Titanic went down in 1912, its sinking took 1,450 lives. Only 103 were women. One-hundred three.
Compare that with last year’s wrecked cruise line, the Costa Concordia. It resulted in fewer deaths, but there was another significant difference. “There was no ‘women and children first’ policy. There were big men, crew members, pushing their way past us to get into the lifeboats. It was disgusting,” said passenger Sandra Rogers, 62.The captain of the ship agrees. In USA Today, Francesco Schettino was asked about his New Year’s resolution. He responded, “Bone up on the parts about ‘women and children first’ and ‘the captain goes down with his ship.’”
Those of us with children know better. We know little girls love their dolls and boys just want to kick that ball. This doesn’t mean men can’t take care of babies or women can’t play sports. It just means each gender has its own energy that flows in a specific direction. For God’s sake, let it flow".
Read the Animal Farm by George Orwell. Equality is impossible. But love is possible and tolerance is the best form of social liberation. Tolerate nature's division of labour. Men are Kings. Women are Queens.
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.
Gender equality will never be achieved, for we are all different we were created different, and being different we can't be exactly equal. And even if it were to be achieved then we would become a society of equilibrium where we would go over the same routine every day. There would a lack of energy there wouldn't be art, music or anything else creative. We would be like robots programmed to do the same thing everyday. Will it satisfy the people that have a strong belief that men are first and women are second? No, it wont it would make them angry and aggressive
There would also be religious issues with countries like China and India. There they practice there cultures for years that women are second to man.
Also women would have to be willing to be completely equal, so if a women smacks a man she would have to expect him to smack her back. But right now if a women did that the man wouldn't do that, and that is because we don't have equal rights.
So if you want gender equality then you have to get past many religious and cultural issues, women willing to get hit by men, and then have a society of the same thing every day.
Gender equality among humans who take things to the extreme is never possible. We are talking about things that people don't really care about unless it gives them the upper-hand. I can give out info on how to give equality equally, but why bother when people think it's too extreme to do. Big changes equals big shifts in our views and consciousness. Stop complaining about stuff that you don't want the answers to and condemning others who give you answers.
Gender equality is simply impossible based on the simple physiological and morphological differences between the two genders. Men and women will always be different and viewed differently because of this fact. And on that note, equality is also difficult to achieve because the avenue being used to achieve is wrong. It can't be political, further laws and helping hands would just breed further distrust and men simply discord any achievement by women as "they were given it". It would have to be a cultural change and that is impossible at this point because of the cultural symbols that have been chosen. All to many are perfectly content with the status quo and it undermines the work of those working on real change. All of this being said, it doesn't mean that it is something that shouldn't strived for.
I am a man but im not completely sexist like many other. I dont believe it ispossible to achieve complete peace between genders. First off, there are thoae crazy women and men who say they're fighting for gender equality when they're actually trying to get one gender to be better than the other. Secondly, unless all men and women switch places and live a period of time as the opposite sex, there is no way we can comprehend each others hardships and problems. True peace cannnot be aquured without everyone understanding each others pain.
I believe that equality is a relative term, since we were created so to be complimentary and supplementary to each other, like gears working together on a watch/clock.
Let me start by saying i am in a YES and No zone.
Yes, I know that discrimination exists and should be done away with. Yes, there is wide financial gap too. Yes, neither man nor woman is superior to the other. However concerning the question…
No, true equality cannot be achieved (atleast not yet – our world still depends on it). No, woman will never stand at par with man (because the world we know today was created according to men’s perspective and logic – no wonder we blame the women for their driving habits). And; no, man too, cannot be equal to woman (partly because of biology but more so because of psychology. There are too many aspects that man lack to appreciate in a woman).
Until it is socially acceptable to punch a girl in the face there will be no gender equality. Until there are army units compiled exclusively of woman getting shot at and sacrificing there lives, no. Until woman can make rational decisions without crying over spilled milk then, no. The bottom line is, biologically we are different and that alone causes us to react differently to the world in many ways. We should cherish and respect those differences. We can treat each other with love (and in that sense there can be equality) but there will never be real quantifiable equality between the sexes.
Claim (often falsely) to have found some difference between men and women, and then make a fuss about it. If men get paid more, claim that women are being discriminated against when it comes to earnings. If women get paid more, claim that women are being cheated because they have to pay more in taxes. If men get killed more, claim that the real victims are the women who survived. If women get killed more, claim that the dead women are the real victims.
No one elected them the reader, but ideologically men have tended to take control, and rule, while women have perpetrated other women which has a bad effect when you are aiming for an equal society. When i think about it i find that we are not equal at the moment but we are trualy living in a peacefull society.
Society, or more accurately said, political and social leaders will always dictate to the masses the sociological values and cultural norms that are historically ingrained within any given society. Having said that, these leaders rise to their positions of influence by perpetuating conventional norms, and not advocating cultural change. There can be shifts in ways of thinking, like abolishment of slavery, but that shift amounts to change in the status quo when an ethical flaw is exposed and the groundswell of the populace embraces it. There is not, nor likely ever will be, a groundswell of the populace to replace gender imbalance in 1. Military and war, 2. Religion, 3. Global economic and financial decision making, 4. Political positions at the highest eschelon because it would take 1. Many more impactful women and 2. Many more accepting men; and those numbers just won't ever add up to a critical mass.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!