Where Is Our Equality?

Where Is Our Equality?
Many years have passed since women are supposed to be equal to men. When I talk with men about this subject, I get mad because not only do they think we are equal but they also seem to think that women have even more rights than them.

As a starting point, I’d like to refer to countries such as the United States, and all developed countries because, it seems that both men and women agree that in some other, underdeveloped countries, women do not have even basic rights. Sure, women here can vote; they can have jobs and own property; but you can not deny there is still a kind of discrimination against them. To start, let’s recall what boys thought about girls at school. Back then, boys didn’t like us; they never want us to play on their teams because we were not good enough. The picture of a girl playing soccer was weird. Even more, there were several subjects we were not supposed to be good at, like mathematics. In math or science projects, we used to see a lot of boys participating – but how about girls? Maybe one or two. What was that all about? We might not have been strong enough to play football… but were we stupid as well? At that age, we can also see this discrimination in parents’ behaviour. If a family had a boy and a girl, the boy would go with his father to basketball games and he would get toys such as basketballs, Legos and play castles; all girls used to get were dolls and pretty clothes but who said we like to dress in pink? Furthermore, parents would wait from the boy to go to college, to continue the family business or to make money; on the opposite, nobody expected from the girl to be rich and famous; mostly they expected to marry a rich and famous guy…

But you know what is it the worst of all? For me the most inhuman dilemma ever posed to women is the following question: Career or Family? The question is clear and everybody accepts that we have to choose; there is no other way. Most also think women sure can’t do both, because we will be either bad mothers or bad employees. Why isn’t this dilemma posed to a man? Because a man’s priority is to bring money to the house – in other words, his job comes first. Well, you know what I think? Families need two people, both a man and a woman. No one has to back off their work; nobody has to lose themselves; they can both work and take care of their children. Maybe no one will get to have a huge career, but this has to be the price of a good family for the woman as well as for the man.

Many women I know have fallen for that Career/Family trap. You may think that you don’t know any, but think better. Politicians and C.E.O.’s of companies are mostly men. Moreover all seem to accept this dilemma as a fact; otherwise, big companies wouldn’t dare to make women sign that they will not get pregnant for the next ten years. You can also see this discrimination if you look at the number of employees of a company. Statistically, most employees are white men, then black men, the white women and finally black women; that which tells us more about some unacceptable criteria of hiring.

Finally, I’d like to underline, that even in our developed countries, incidents of men hitting women or treat them bad in any way, are not few. Who is to blame about it? Are all these men with bad behavior uneducated? And even if they are, why has nobody raised them to believe that all people – men and women – are equal; and according to human rights, we can not hurt them? But this is not the point of this article. I just wanted to remind you something that might seem all too clear but in the same time we seem to forget it.
You, boys, think twice before underestimating a girl; and
You, girls, think twice before deciding to give up your life.

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  1. Zekko Thursday - 06 / 12 / 2007 Reply
    Label my comment as just another guy who doesn't know what he's talking about if you will. I'm just a guy, after all, what would I know about women? But I think you've just been unlucky. I hardly know any people that have ended to be the typical house wife, and they literally said it was their choice (I know, I know - they might have been unconsciously forced into it, I can't argue with you on that), and all the girls/women I know (which is quite a lot, even more than guys, possibly), are - from my point of view, which I try to keep as neutral as possible - not bound by any social label that really has to do with oppression by the opposite sex any more than guys. True, in less economically developed countries, female oppression is still at large. But you have to realize that the female revolution never really happened there in the first place. This is, of course, a dreadful thing. I'm expecting that will change as they integrate more with the rest of the world by expanding their economy. I'm not trying to hurt you or turn the sexes around, but girls in general can be real bitches, acting real bossy, possibly more often than guys (why do you think the word 'bitch' only applies to females?). If you look at relationships, it's usually still boy meets girl, never girl meets boy. I'm trying to say that it's usually the boy chasing the girl. When a girl wants someone, I rarely see her doing anything else than trying to seduce him to go after her. So, in essence, the girls are only trying to get the boys to like them, they rarely do anything of their own. Of course guys tend to seduce girls as well, but they either do that in a less subtle manner or they're simply showing off for no girl in particular. I'm not saying guys don't have their social flaws, I'm only trying to point out that as far as I've noticed, girls aren't socially oppressed any more than guys. Just to give you an idea who's mind this is coming from: I live in the Netherlands, am 15 years old, and my main group of friends, with whom I socialize daily, is female. PS: IN GENERAL, men are physically stronger than women. It's a fact. There's nothing men or women can do about that. That is, unless you're willing to start a world-wide campaign for women to work out more, and secretly find a way to increase beer ads for men, so they'll slack more and get fat. But that won't get us anywhere. Also, my best friend is girl who is extremely good in mathematics. She tops every single person in the class (of which about 3/4 is male), and is thinking about a career involving maths. There's my rant, hope it got somebody thinking. My apologies to anyone I might have offended; I absolutely didn't mean to.
  2. Chris Jones Sunday - 09 / 12 / 2007 Reply
    Actually I would deny that there is discrimination against them. What you seem to be referring to is the perceptions of some people, yet I would disagree that most people throughout the majority of America view women as inferior to men. I don't believe that you can illustrate that, for the majority of women, I see them working, if they want to, and they still have a family. ~Chris Jones
  3. Diana Friday - 14 / 12 / 2007 Reply
    I wish I had the privelage to be blind to the social constraints towards women because they are women BECAUSE THEY ARE VERY REAL. I have to say, I really don't think that women are socially oppressed any LESS than men, because both have societal norms they're expected to conform to. But, it is undeniable, simply by looking at the kind of representation in government, in head positions of businesses, entertainment industries, and even music, that women are simply not given the same opportunities men are. You can't really believe that it's the same for both - do NONE of the men in those leadership positions have families? They just aren't responsible for making the same kind of sacrifices.
  4. Aman Tuesday - 21 / 07 / 2009 Reply
    I find this funny. Switch it around for the guy: Why can't I stay home with the kids? What if I like cooking? Why do I have to earn all the money? Societal norms and expectations have nothing to do with oppression. As for your comment on men being CEO's - well, how old are they? Most of them are from before men and women "became equal".
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