A discussion on gender equality from my perspective
Ok I’ll start by introducing me: Hi, I’m Michael. I’m a 25 year old uni student and a observer/philosopher of life.
I’m going to pre-warn you that the following argument is full of generalizations. Unfortunately these are impossible to avoid and there is relatively little research on aspects of the topic available as any findings are instantly bashed by feminazis and other researchers.
Now it belongs to my belief that women must be protected and common sense tells me I need to look after them. It’s simply in my best interests. If a girl feels ‘special’; she’s yours. Simple. Now don’t start thinking I’m a player because I’m not. I believe that a man and woman are 2 pieces of a puzzle that need to be connected to form the picture. Each piece doesn’t show the full picture without the other. As the physically stronger gender the responsibility is also on us to use our strength and protect the other puzzle piece that is necessary for humanities survival. Humanity needs fewer men than women to repopulate after wars so they are more important. I don’t believe in equality. A distinction should be made between ‘equality’ (everyone is has equal job opportunities) ‘equality’ a similar standard of life (ie not slaves and masters and a whole new debate). The writing assumes relative equality (the second kind) but argues against the first kind as it is argued that we have gone past equal opportunities to favoring women in many cases.
Equality is a fantasy that can never exist and would destroy society if it did exist. People are born rich, people are born poor; if everyone was born rich nobody would work and society would collapse. If everyone was born poor with no hope of becoming rich the same would happen as people need to see something they want to motivate them to achieve it. The fall of communism was due to everyone being equal, causing lack of motivation for work.
I worked for 4 years in a trade along with female apprentices and I can say from 4 years experience women CANT do the same work men do when it involves physical labor. Why do I get paid the same as someone who only does ½ the work I do? Does it belong to the feminist belief that people should be paid on effort / output or do they believe in the communist ideal? Are the statistics claiming to show lower female earnings really ‘fair’ criteria? Should employers be forced to pay the same for a less productive worker and a productive worker and should the motivation to work be taken from the more productive worker?
For many years men went to work and women stayed at home. Why? Because there is a certain amount of effort required for a tidy house and kids/ women were unsuitable for heavy industrial work of the times. This forced man to work and women were the remainder of the equation and took over the other tasks—men worked women stayed home. This arrangement which was perfect for the time, however, it suddenly went out of fashion with the advent of the feminist movement when women suddenly came under the impression that staying at home was somehow derogatory.
Typical feminist comment: ‘But women worked at home too and didn’t get paid for it’…
My response: Fuck you. You compare working in miserable conditions that lead to early death to dusting a house and cooking? How can the gender with the higher life expectancy possibly be at a disadvantage?
Women wanted choices and they wanted them immediately but didnt consider the man’s case. He was also forced to go to work every day and previously was forced into the trade his father was. He didn’t have the choice of staying home. Even today it is less socially acceptable for a stay at home dad than a stay at home mum. You call this equality? Life forces lots of shit on us that we don’t want. (Insert 5 paragraphs of rant which have been skipped for conciseness).
I’m sure everyone here (who isn’t lying to themselves) knows of several situations where a person has acted on emotion rather than logic. Many people connect that behavior with ‘women’ however I would point out men are just as susceptible—however the trigger is different. If a woman’s thinking is applied to a man’s fiery temper the outcome would be much better. The opposite is true too; if a man’s logic were applied to a woman’s impulsive buying behavior the results are also much better.
You see men and women ARE different and to say they are not is plain stupidity. Aside from the obvious visual differences, men and women think differently, act differently, have different skills etc. Men can do hard labor and have the ability to logically work through a problem. Women have an eye for detail, can do delicate work, and are able to consider other peoples’ feelings which are things men can’t do as well. Of course these statements are generalizations and don’t apply in every case, however they are generally true.
Whether you’re a man or woman, you are born, live, work, eat, fuck (hopefully), and die. The only difference possible is the ‘quality of life’ which is a very subjective measurement criterion. Using the ‘quality of life’ criterion I could also argue that a wife in a polygamous or ‘Taliban’ marriage is better off than a beggar (the wife has good food, a family, security, etc. Clearly any argument based on such criteria has no merit as whether something is good or bad depends solely on what you compare it to. Unfortunately the only argument that has ever existed for the feminist movement is based on this subjective criterion.
Ok, so things have changed now. Maybe it is for the better maybe it is for the worse. The increase of women in the labor force has lead to a decrease of men working (Bureau of statistics). Man is no longer the provider for the house just like the woman is no longer the ‘housewife’. Women have found a new role and have choices such as: Housewife, Part time + housewife, Career woman, etc. Men work like they always have. Men have lost the role of providing for a family and havn’t really discovered a new role yet. Now we just work. I’m sure this lack of role has a negative effect on society and has had a negative effect on the social fabric.
One thing I can say is that everything a ‘feminist’ stands for today is an insult to everything I am. When you say you are equal to me you actually claim to be superior (as you would have the same abilities as me + your own advantages). You shit on the fact that my fathers, and fore-fathers, died 30 years too young to bring home food for their family or fight a war. You insult my work ethic. You rob me of my place in society. Finally you piss me off because I hate ignorant people.
Why is it so difficult to accept that the genders are different? We accept that Black, White, and Asian people are different but the genders aren’t allowed to be different? Why shouldn’t each gender be specialized to the tasks they are good at? Our current society has become so advanced due to labor specialization so why do we hold it up now? We should embrace our differences and work out how they can be advantageous for all – not by encouraging sameness by causing kindergarten boys to play with dolls and girls to play with trucks (yes that is happening). We should encourage people to follow their predispositions and talents rather than encourage ‘equality’ for the sake of equality. If everyone can contribute their part to a society; that society would become the greatest country the world has ever seen.