3 Reasons Why Women Will Never Be Equal

Posted: Sun Jan 29 14:47

Striving for human equality is stupid. Human beings are not 'equal' and nor should they be. A woman who decides she’d like to 'keep house' is different from a man who wants to be a breadwinner or a transgendered person who drives a bulldozer. An African American woman is not a child who is not a geriatric. A Buddhist man in a wheelchair is not the same as a teenage boy with HIV who is not a Muslim elder.

Expecting non-identical objects to be somehow 'equal' is ridiculous. One of the best things about humanity is our diversity. Cultural, sexual, gender, physical, hormonal, religious, age, disability and so on - we are not the same and never will be.

What we might expect, however, is the notion of human parity. Wikipedia defines parity as an equaliser of different scientific, political or financial aspects, but it has come to mean much more than that - the term is now used to describe any notion of measuring different objects against each other.

That all human beings deserve similar notions of dignity and respect; recompense for effort; (self) ownership; freedom; universal norms and rights; equal consideration; reciprocal justification; distributive justice; political participation; social opportunity; and so on, goes without saying, but these are everything about parity and nothing about non-identical objects being somehow ‘equal’.

Human parity would be much easier to strive for than equality because until we are magicians, apples will never be oranges, black will never be white and sex will never be love.


Posted by: Joanne on Fri Mar 09 10:57

My family members always say that I am wasting my time here at net, but
I know I am getting knowledge all the time by reading such nice content.

Holly - thanks Joanne! The world (and the net) is full of bad and good - this, thankfully, is a site committed to making the world a better place.

Posted by: David

Our Year 10-E English class debated the C English class on the question "Equality is a woman's right" about 20 years ago. We used a similar argument to what you wrote above but lost the debate. If we used a more nuanced style we may have won.

Holly - You would probably win today! Thank goodness we celebrate diversity today :)

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