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originally posted by: MrConspiracy
The advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.
Let’s add to this with.
Let’s look at the gender pay gap. A topic that has become a big issue… perhaps unnecessarily so.
You see, a woman will arrive in her 30s and often (not always) be burdened with the choice – Do I continue my career or do I take time away and start a family? Men don’t have this issue and, it is by no fault of our own, that we cannot bear children.
So put yourself in the shoes of a company, looking at 2 perfectly EQUALLY educated people. One a woman, the other a man. A company will almost always look for growth, profit and success. Will they get this from hiring the man in his 30s, or a woman in her 30s? I’m sorry to say, on more times than not, the man will be chosen. This is because hiring women for certain, higher paying/more demanding roles is riskier - long term.
Do I necessarily like how that sounds? No. Do I think it’s fair? Maybe it isn’t – But we should not blame a company, nor men, for a woman’s ability/desire to have children. And we simply cannot change that fact… or the possible repercussions it can have on a female’s success/career. We are two different genders who, going back thousands of years and spanning across all species of life, have different roles in society.
I don’t want to sit here and bash years of progression. Women should have just as much right to education, success and respect as a man. In many countries – this is yet to be tackled. And I urge the women who are pinning “times up” badges on themselves to go to these countries and try make a difference over there, once they’re done pretending to eradicate the “seedy” out of the entertainment industry.
I’m not sitting here and telling women they CAN’T be successful, but in today’s world, you might have to fight harder, and perhaps sacrifice more than a man has to and it’s just that simple. My message to feminists here is – Go be a successful, powerful woman. But quit with the blaming and don’t expect men to just roll over.
But I've had plenty of freinds and coworkers and employees get totally destroyed by divorce, and bitter awful ex-wives.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: MrConspiracy
Today you can't say that men and women are different. That's not saying that ones better than the other, it's just that they are different.
I have a successful wife and a strong, smart daughter. They are wonderful but both have flaws just like me.
And I still don't buy the part about women getting paid less money thing.
Why would any profit minded company company hire men to do a job if a women could do it for less momey?
originally posted by: MrConspiracy
The broader issue of the gender pay gap comes from the positions held by women vs those by men. It's not about them doing the same job and being paid different, its about women taking lower paid jobs in a company, which brings to light the "gap"
Interestingly, where I work, a job opportunity got changed from full time to part time. The applicants changed from being predominantly male to being predominantly female once "part time hours" were offered.
Also - "women are more adaptable" Don't be so sexist!
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
Feminists aren't that bad, whenever you run into one just pat them on the behind and say, "You girls are doing awesome!".
The young women of today dont realise just how lucky they are, I have survived a time when I couldn't be a co mortgagee, or even have a mortgage with out a male to co sign/guarantee. Couldn't take a loan or credit without a male guarantor. Couldn't get the pill or a contraceptive device without her husbands written permission. Couldn't go into a bar. Given longer enough I'm sure I could remember more .... I'm just grateful for the progress that has been made