Equality of the genders would be such a pleasant thing, if it was possible. I have nothing against women or equality, frankly I'm all for it. The sad
truth is that its just not realistic, at least not anytime soon.
I will provide an argument for my stance that will consist of many real world examples, most of them I have witnessed over time. The following focuses
on the work environment, which is a good place to start.
Several factors will never allow it, for example:
Biology and Genetics, Society and Gender Roles
One topic often talked about is equal pay, women with the same credentials and qualifications do not make as much as their male counterparts to the
dollar. Why is this? part of this is due to simple biology really... and these two examples will shed some insight.
Sorry ladies, but this ones all on nature.
Take two aspiring college professors, one male and one female of course. Both of their end goals are to teach at a college for their career and
Each professor has a doctorate in the same field and each are equally educated and enter the teaching business in the same position.
After 5 years our guy (Billy) and gal (Mandy) have worked the same amount of time and are on track for tenure at the same time. Now is about the time
where both want to have their own children and start a family.
To cut to the chase, Billy is able to raise his family and stay on the job. He will only be absent a few weeks. Mandy will have to carry this child
for nine months, then go on maturity leave. Mandy will not be able to be as productive of a worker for some of this time period because of the burden
of a pregnancy.
After repeating the process and having a few kids, Mandy is behind on her tenure and gets it eight years behind Billy.
Billy has already gotten his tenure because he didn't have to sacrifice as much time away as Mandy.
Mandy now makes ".76 cents" to every dollar Billy makes just because she is the gender that gives birth and has had to take a lot more time away
from her profession.
Both professors are equally qualified and have had the same career, but one makes more.
So Biology is the culprit in this case. I understand that this scenario doesn't apply to the whole equal pay thing, but its just an example of how
the real factor can hide.
Society and Gender Roles
Now lets take a look at a personal example from my life and my job.
In high school I worked at an Ice Rink that had a snack bar. Two major task that had to be done at the end of the night were, take the trash outside
to the dumpster, and wash the dishes.
Whenever It was myself and a fellow female co worker things always went the same.
She opted to wash the dishes, and I opted to take out the trash.
The female would never want to lug two or three heavy, dirty trash bags out into the dark parking lot at midnight, and I never wanted to wash dishes.
Both of us would be perfectly capable of doing each task, but society has chosen preferred roles.
Theres nothing wrong or to be ashamed of, this is just how things fall into place.
Goes back to the whole men hunted and women gathered thing.
I really hate to give it to ya straight ladies, but gotta play the hand you're dealt.