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This is a discussion on Gender equality will never be achieved. within the General Psychology forums, part of the Topics of Interest category; Originally Posted by zynthaxx Would gender equality? If we're striving to achieve impossible goals from the start, let's at least ...
Wait, we don't need gender equality? It isn't life or death?
For a woman, it certainly is. For a woman, gender equality IS needed. Cetanu, the problem I was attempting to address in your way of thinking is that from everything you have said, you are clearly speaking from a man's point of view without consideration of the woman's side.
How much does Saudi Arabia hate women? So much so that 15 girls died in a school fire in Mecca in 2002, after “morality police” barred them from fleeing the burning building — and kept firefighters from rescuing them — because the girls were not wearing headscarves and cloaks required in public. And nothing happened. No one was put on trial. Parents were silenced.
from Mona Eltahawy’s Why Do They Hate Us?
“A woman’s worst nightmare? That’s pretty easy. Novelist Margaret Atwood writes that when she asked a male friend why men feel threatened by women, he answered, “They are afraid women will laugh at them.” When she asked a group of women why they feel threatened by men, they said, “We’re afraid of being killed.”
If, like most people, you equate equality with sameness, then no, men and women will never be equal, because they are never going to be the same (some feminist minds blatantly deny these differences, but they are delusional). I however don't think equality and sameness are synonymous, therefore I think gender equality is possible.
Do you even understand what you just posted about?
You think the above is all about gender?
Let me ask you something.
Do you think that the Islamic faith might have to be altered in order to achieve gender equality?
So what are you trying to discuss here, religion, or gender?
So let me get this straight. Gender equality is what we're going for, right? So, what causes gender inequality? Not the genders being inherently unequal, but because of the way the genders are treated and viewed in society. Now, in society, if women are not acting the same way in which they are 'meant to' according to society, then they are, in this case, killed. If women even try to speak out against the rules set for them, then they are killed. In this case, the women involved were acting on par to that of a man, but no, that won't do! They're female and therefore must act feminine according to their society.
Tell me how exactly that has nothing to do with gender.
Look, every faith, by itself, great. But the way people act on their faith? Letting people die because they weren't following some rule that, quite frankly, does not deserve those type of consequences?
Also, good job, cutting down them branches. Let's look at that tree.
I answered your question. Gender equality is needed, because it does decide life or death. I think, maybe in the far future, gender equality may be possible. We've come a long way. The problem is now the subtleties. Have the differences and injustices gone away? No, now they're just operating on a more complex level. The way we're going now, we can't even tell what's a problem and what's an improvement. It's too early to rule it out as impossible, but if it ever does happen it's gonna be a while.