03 June, 2017

Women = Men ?

All of us talk about gender equality, and woman empowerment...
How a girl is as good as a boy, that she can be treated like one...

I've heard lots of parents saying they've raised their daughters like sons... maybe with the intent that they have been raised to be as independent and self sufficient... 

But as long as we aspire for our girls to be treated like the boys... as long as the women are competing with the men... we can never be expected to be treated as equals... it feels like there is still something lacking...

Women who seek to equal men lack ambition
~ Marilyn Monroe


4 comments:

  1. Your thoughts are very spot on.

    I think there are two possible reasons for the great goal of aspiring women to get to the level of men. The first is that thinking this way allows for a goal in itself. Second, there is a possibility that in a world dominated by men, our subsconcius does not allow us to think of women overtaking us in any way.

    I hope the first one is true.

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    1. The conventional roles played by women aka being a homemaker etc, are not deemed inspiring enough... and in the older times, all the 'outside' work was done by men...
      it will take sometime for men and women alike to wrap their heads around this change...

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  2. The mere fact the women have to put in extra effort to be like a man is in itself a discrimination.

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