girls are equal to boys...
December 17, 2008 10:31pm CST
Im an Indian and HERE in a lot of homes men are treated superior to females... im glad im not born into such a home but it is very difficult to be living in such an environment.... Do you think its Right...
• United States
18 Dec 08
I do agree that boys aren't better than the girls... I would, however, at the risk of getting burned, say that boys & girls are different... Being different doesn't mean better or worse... Just like when we're talking about other cultures & races, I wouldn't say nobody is better or worse than others... How we treat those differences can be very touchy subject... I'll give you one example, & this is just an example... I was a single father for few years... I did all the house works & held 2 jobs... One day, when I came home from working 19 hours, I just needed to sit down for few minutes... I happened to turn on the tv & saw this commercial... All the house hold product commercial seemed to be geared towards women in mind... Made me think, "I'm a guy & I do all the house work in this house... That commercial is very sexist... Do they realize they could be offending single fathers who are in similiar situation as I am?"... Then I realized the purpose of commercial is to go after the "majority" of the target... You're not gonna be selling $800,000 car in a neighborhood that the average income for the neighborhood is $20,000/year... What I'm trying to say is, I know that the society treats different demographic areas differently... It may not have to do with the idea of who's inferior & who's superior... On a same token, I know sexist idea exist... I'm not denying that either... I'm just trying to point out that some people do have better understanding that there are basic differences in sexes & even appriciate them... But to get back to the point in hand, you're right... If it is the case of dealing with sexist enviroment, it's very difficult...
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18 Dec 08
Hi.. Thank you for your response... I do realise that in exceptional cases it becomes a lot different... Im not denying the fact that its only women who are treated like tat,but i meant that in a country like India, women are exploited to the very maximum... And i do agree that this is something which cannot be terminated completely, but do expect it to remain within its limit...
18 Dec 08
Male and female, girls and boys, men and women... all the same but the above poster is correct, male and female are different. They think differently from each other and this brings out good and bad things in everything you do. Sexist exists and it's very unfair (not only to females, but males too). I was watching a TV show a year ago and it had a man and a woman working identical jobs in different places. The man earned 1/3 more than the woman.... this is sexism I guess. I know things are getting better though, sexism is dying and males and females are being treated more evenly.
18 Dec 08
Yes its really horrible but that's mostly in lower middle income group families.USA has not been able to give a woman president yet and India had Indira gandhi in late sixties leading world's largest democracy.Its definitely not right and now things are changing with education becoming a necessity for everyone.