(In)equality

Ok, time for a little rant today.
For many years, men had more influence than women.
This was, I feel introduced by the Christian church.
Before that Paganism existed which was mainly about balance and equality.
Light and Dark, Men and Women; each has it’s opposite.
This maintains the balance.

The Christian church, however put forward the idea that Man was created first and was therefore superior. This idea lasted throughout the middle ages up until the feminist movement during the 20th century.

Since then the table has turned, and woman are often the one with more influence.
For example, in many divorce cases, the women get to keep the money, the house, the children, nearly everything (unless of course it is settled outside of court and the couple split up on amicable terms). This leaves the man with nothing, and he is forced into a bedsit with Ikea furniture.

Other examples lay in the work place.
Women expect that they should still have a job when they come back after having a baby. If a man were to have to take 6 months off work, he most likely wouldn’t have a job to go back to.
Although, apparently ‘paternity’ leave is becoming more common.

Further examples lay in the (in)justice system (the UK judicial system is a mess, but that’s another rant). I present two stories about similar cases; Teachers having sexual relations with pupils.
Male
Female
One teacher is female, the other is male. They had a relationship with a pupil of the opposite sex.
Yet, the female teacher is given only 4 and a half years.
The male teacher, however was given a longer sentance (although I can’t find out how long).
There are several stories at the moment of this nature and most of the time the women get off with being sacked, and perhaps a short jail sentance.
Yet males are branded ‘sick pedophiles’ and given lengthly jail sentances.

People need to accept that men and woman are different, and to stop fighting for an artificial ‘equality’. We are geared towards different things.
I have nothing against women working and doing everything men can do. At some things, especially things that involve empathising and emotions, women are better. This includes most care jobs; as well as things like advertising and public relations.
Men are more geared towards single goal tasks with logical and clear cut solutions such as sciences.

Men can’t mutli-task like women, but this gives us an advantage when it comes to things like science or physical work, as we aren’t likely to wander off and do something else.

Men and women are geared towards different roles. There is some overlap, but nature isn’t into redundancy. Why would two sexes (almost separate species) have evolved (possibly another rant at some point) that have the same roles?

Anyway, got your own opinion? I hope you have, if not you’re cattle, nothing else, then write a comment.

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2 Responses to “(In)equality”

  1. StoneCypher Says:

    Uh. Misogynism is much, much older than Christianity. Just taking the culture where Christianity originally grew – ancient Rome – it’s worth remembering the law of Pater Familias, where a man could legally kill his entire family for no reason, simply because they belonged to him.

    Essentially every ancient culture was gender superior in one way or another. That said, the western belief that male-dominant societies are the only way is largely incorrect; about a third of the planet, including large chunks of Chinese history, most of Africa, the Aztecs and several parts of the Iroquois council were misandrist female-dominated societies.

    The short version? In my opinion, the ancient peoples got power by calling other people “lesser.” Short and simple – when we were almost animals, we were all racist sexist culturalist monsters, because it was an easy path to influence.

  2. JaJa_ Says:

    Singling out a group of people because of a prominant difference is a sure way to gain influence.
    This is seen all over the world in schools, the bullies pick on people and gain strength because the people who gather around said bully, don’t want to be discriminated and persecuted themselves.

    As for how far back I went, you could blame the education system for not teaching us about ancient history, instead focusing on ‘Modern’ history such as the World Wars. Which while relevant, and a good grounding for how our society is currently, isn’t nearly as interesting.

    I do agree that many people are indeed “racist sexist culturalist monsters” even if it only gains us a small influence.

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