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Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
I think a better policy would simply be to force an acknowledgement that both masculine and feminine characteristics are vital to humanity and both exist in differing quantities in each person and that there is nothing wrong with this.
But, for now, yes I think that such things need to be given, though lessened in coming years as the culture shifts. Critically lacking, though, is affirmative action in areas where men are typically passed over in favor of women, like child custody issues.edit on 27-1-2012 by AnIntellectualRedneck because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by charles1952
I'm sorry, but in my opinion, the case still needs to be made. There are too many questions unanswered, but I'm sure you have answers for them.
You demand affirmative action in religion. Would that include female priests, Bishops, and Cardinals? A Female Pope? How in the world could this be implemented in the US? (Assuming we're talking about the US.) If that's not what you mean, then what do you mean?
You are concerned about female inequality in politics. Where? Nationally? Hillary Clinton, Condoleeza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Sarah Palin, etc. Do you want a law saying a certain percentage of Senators must be women?
Are you asking for a change in laws? What law is needed that we don't have? What should society look like, not some vague platitudes, but specifically, do you want advanced degrees to be equally represented, public school teachers, professsional atheletes?
How does justice demand taking from one group and giving to another, especially if you're talking about our young people just leaving college? Why do we need to be mired in past discrimination, when the solution proposed is present discrimination?
Sorry, still confused.
Originally posted by I Want To Believe
reply to post by Greatest I am
I'm not entirely sure what you are referring to as women have had the same rights as men since the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (assuming we are talking about America) Also on a side note America isnt a democracy (assuming we are talking about America) it is a Constitutional Republic. America was founded as a Constitutional Republic and is still to this day a Constitutional Republic. America was founded on the ideals of Justice, Liberty and Equality so I really have no idea of what you are speaking of.