do you think the world is finally evening out in terms of women's rights...
or do you think women still need to either go on strike or unite to make a point...
i DO know more women are going to college (thank god) so hopefully we will get paid more in the future? what do u think
i put this in health since mentally all the discrimination still rattles my nerves!
Answer by Octobersmom at 3:06 PM on Jun. 4, 2011
Answer by Mel_in_PHX at 3:16 PM on Jun. 4, 2011
Answer by MommaClark3 at 3:39 PM on Jun. 4, 2011
Answer by SeasideNative at 3:18 PM on Jun. 4, 2011
Okay, first I'd like to complain that you can't say much with only 940 characters. So this'll come in 4 pieces.
I agree with Octobersmom. I'm all for EQUAL treatment. And I do mean actually equal. Same standards, same requirements, same expectations, same pay, same rights, etc for the same tasks. I also feel that nature has given men & women their own special traits that society blurs the lines on. IE: Females, in general, are better at caring for young because those are the physical and mental traits that nature has given them. While males, in general, are physically stronger with better hand-eye coordination and aptitudes with tools and the like because those are the traits they needed before we invented civiliation.
The US Army recognizes that women make better helicopter pilots (while men are better with airplanes) because they, again IN GENERAL, have a softer touch with the flight stick while airplanes require a more forceful approach. The Navy admits that women are more suited to deep-sea and similar pressurized environments because they are generally smaller in size with lower percentages of muscle mass - which means they consume fewer resources (air in particular).
There are some men who can do "women's work" better than most women. And there are some women who can do "men's work" better than most women. But my experiences have been that ON AVERAGE, we fall into the typical categories that nature planned for us. And that "feminist" can be like PETA - a bunch of extremists who's over-the-top, and irrational approaches do more harm for their cause than good by creating a poor public image.
Answer by adnilm at 1:12 AM on Jun. 5, 2011
Answer by meriana at 11:01 AM on Jun. 5, 2011
But I personally agree that women shouldn't be in combat environments for a few reasons. Women are more emotional than men, and are less suited to the chaos and trauma of combat. They are generally less physically oriented, making them literally less capable of carrying their share of the load (gear - food, ammo, med supplies) or keeping up when running. They're also FAR more likely to be subjected to horrific treatments should they become a POW; rapes in particular - which could even be an issue with their squadmates if they find themselves in situations such as in Vietnam where they spent extended periods out in the jungle.