You know sometimes we get these stupid forwards which are sent without thinking it over twice… I received one such forward –
It said “Our generation is becoming so busy trying to prove that women can do what men can do that women are losing their uniqueness. Women weren’t created to do everything a man can do. Women were created to do everything a man can’t do.” – This was obviously sent by a male.
What a blunder of statement!
When you say ‘Women weren’t created to do everything a man can do. Women were created to do everything a man can not do’ – you are assuming that people and the whole existence was created and there is a creator with consciousness – who planned it out that this is how a man will look and this is what he will do – this is how a woman will look and these will be her tasks – that assumption in itself is so idiotic that I do not need to explain it further.. But I am still going to do that – Let us assume for a minute that there is a creator who had everything planned then you are assuming that a man was created first and the left-over tasks were assigned to a woman – Please tell me how was the man created in the first place if not from a woman’s womb? – so let us rewrite the statement in a correct way (for fun as it still assumes that there is a creator) – a man was created by a woman to delegate things that she didn’t want to do 😉
Let’s look at the next statement – ‘Our generation is becoming so busy trying to prove that women can do what men can do that women are losing their uniqueness’ – Women are not trying to prove that they can do what men can do, because it doesn’t need to be proven! Second thing is why would anyone want to prove that they can do what a man can do? – you are posing it here as if men are doing something extra ordinarily awesome that is completely out of reach of the other gender, well, you are not. Our generation of women are just rebellious enough to grab opportunities which were always rightfully ours- equally.
Differences in brain physiology between sexes do not necessarily relate to differences in intellect. Although men have bigger brain size which is partly explained by their bigger bodies, women have greater cortical thickness, cortical complexity and cortical surface area (controlling for body size) which compensates for smaller brain size. If you were checking IQ test papers with no names on it then you wouldn’t be able to tell the race, color, sexual orientation nor gender from the results. Two people can have same IQ – irrespective of anything.
Also what kind of uniqueness are we talking about in the statement? that women can give birth? or are more emotional than men? Taking care of household things can not be an uniqueness because it needs two hands to take care of things and men who have hands should be able to take care of it too, unless they lack brain power to do simple mundane tasks like dishes or are physically so weak that they can not gather the energy to move around and take care of chores – that would explain their bulging paunch by the way!
People call me a ‘feminist’ and I hate the word feminist, just to make it clear – I am not a feminist – I love both sexes, in fact men more so (I am a straight person after all and feel quite attracted to them, I have spent innumerable hours thinking about them ;-)), I am not a feminist, I am just an equalist. I never liked hearing men are better than women at anything and I don’t want to do that disservice to the other sex.
But do I really think all the men are my equal? No. They are not. Some are better, some are equal and some are different (just being diplomatic).
Do I really think all the women are my equal? No. They are not. And the same logic as above applies.
Are two men equal in their strengths and weaknesses? No. Are two sexes equal in their strengths and weaknesses? No. Are two women equal in their strengths and weaknesses? No. But they do deserve an equal opportunity to try everything, to get what they rightfully deserve (that means if a job is dependent on a test result then whoever tops the list should get it) and an equal reward for a work well done… and not judging anyone based on gender roles which were defined over a thousand of years ago… And that’s the point of equalism (in my books).
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