In the USA, that's a very 1950's style thinking. Women have proven to be very beneficial to society (http://teacher.Scholastic.Com/activities/women/notable.Htm). While I have quite a bit of respect for the women who choose to stay home, I believe they should definitely have a choice. Women have the right to take care of themselves if they choose to or have to.
I don't agree there. The suffrage movement gave women the ability to vote and made a step towards equality but I think the radical feminists of today are going a bit over equality to the point where they're against men completely.
@stephannoi while I hate today's third wave feminism, the movement was not always like this and there to this day are still reasonable first wave feminists. Take someone like Christina Hoff Sommers, and also for future reference there are very few times in history that every single member of a group believe the exact same thing, they often have slightly different but similar ideas so to say they all believe in something that is not in their mission statement is dangerous.
Yes the suffrage movement give woman right to vote but they also limited woman right in many aspect such as abortion right,birth control,access to contraception,and be able to work in sex service.
All these right are an outstanding fundamental right of a woman.If woman are being denied access to contraception and safe abortion,then the higher risk of maternal death could endanger the woman's health.
Men are more likely being discriminated in society than women.Wee see that woman have more opportunities to choose whether which job is worthy for them ,but men are being forcibly assign to do work often without consent.
Yeah,I agree.Women who perform duty as a housewife doesn't earn household income so they doesn't have to pay tax costs.Men are the only one who mostly have to carry responsibilities about all the expenditure in the household.
@stephannoi If a woman works and pays taxes why shouldn't she receive the same pay as a man who works and pays taxes? You seem to be addressing a lot of issues other than the wage. The question you presented is: 'Should women and men be equally paid' I would say yes, as long as they're doing the same job as the men. Example, if a man works in a warehouse as a forklift driver and earns eight GBP an hour, why should a woman who does exactly the same job be paid less?
I would say that women should be paid the same, they should also be taxed on the same criteria, if a woman stays home as a housewife of course she doesn't pay taxes, just as men don't pay taxes if they have no income.
A better (and very similar) question would be should all people be paid the same if they're doing the same job? I would say yes. Your question is less specific in that it doesn't address similarities in work. However, why would you object to people being paid the same if they're doing the same job?
I fully believe in equality. The sexist degrading stereotypes of how society portray women and their roles are completely wrong and push women down. Everyone should be payed the same salary for doing the same job regardless of their gender.
I believe in equal pay for equal work. That being said, a man can naturally do more work than a woman (at least most of the time). So all this garbage today about how woman get paid less and don't get as good jobs as men is stupid. You never hear the feminists complaining that men make up the majority of plumbers and garbage men, but the moment a man who is clearly more qualified takes up a position as a C.E.O, THEN it's a problem...
Also 20wongr, what "degrading stereotypes" of woman are portrayed? Seem the last star wars movie? Or just about any movie in the last 4 years with woman as a lead role? Woman are always portrayed as strong, independent, critical thinking, and wise. It honestly gets to the point where it's just plain stupid because society has been wrapped up in this lie that woman are somehow socially oppressed. In other countries woman hold traditional roles and are PROUD of it. Western nations, mainly the u.S, hold these backwards views of what it means to be a housewife, usually claiming it as a bad thing. If anything the stereotype is that woman are stereotyped. Did you not see our election somehow? Didn't you ever notice how many people voted for Clinton? Or better yet how many voted for her BECAUSE she was a woman? People these days seem to think that a woman taking care of her children from the home is somehow a 1960s idea. The fact is that people have been doing this since humanity began and possibly before. It happened because, like most men are naturally physically more capable than most women, most women are naturally better caretakers than most men. It IS NOT a bad thing. Feminism has gotten to the point where it will even blame whole religions for this imaginary "social issue" that keeps being implanted in every aspect of our excuse for culture. I support woman's right to work and again, equal pay for EQUAL WORK, but I don't support the carp being taught by our society that woman are oppressed or that they don't get paid fairly.
Women, men, others, all can work where they want, with the qualifications. If someone is qualified, it is disgusting that one wouldn't allow them to work based on the fact they have or desire a vagina, instead of having or desiring a penis.
Feminism is just trying to complain on things that it isn't an issue. Yes men and women are already equal and especially in the industrilized countries where all women granted protection from all form violence and discrimination.Conversely, in some countries in the middle east region there is no such kind law that protect women. So feminist should better be proud and satisfied instead of complaining and crying over that they should receive more equal right.
The reason behind why women and men paid differently is not to blame on labor market discrimination but because women and men just make different life choice including career choice Taken into consideration of fairness, men deserve to receive higher salary when they work full time job and longer hours. Most women choose to work part-time and take time off when they have to care for their children so by common sense they should earn less.