On Gender Equality

Philippines
October 15, 2018 7:36pm CST
This was the topic in the convention yesterday. I felt grateful for the women before this generation who went to the streets to and fought for the rights of the women. Now we enjoy the fruits of their sacrifices. We owe it to them. We have more choices and more opportunities are open for women. But this also created double burden for women because she now works plus care for the household and children. This can be addressed by having the husband share in household care and care of children.
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@lady1993 (20416)
• Philippines
16 Oct
I don' think this can ever be achieved though There are many double standards still, for girls and guys... but it sure is a bit better these days
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• Philippines
16 Oct
I still have to buy blue souvenir shirt for my 4 month old nephew else her mother would say im making him gay if i give pink
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@lady1993 (20416)
• Philippines
19 Oct
@yoalldudes that is kind of sexist though (is that even the right term)
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• Philippines
19 Oct
@lady1993 Yes it was the term.
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@montaun (262)
• Philippines
16 Oct
Fight the patriarchy! I'm gad things are changing albeit slowly.
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• Philippines
16 Oct
It is funny when the speaker called the men absolute male chaivinist pigs for refusong vasectomy while women have ligation
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• Philippines
16 Oct
@montaun Sad truth.
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@flapiz (7003)
• Australia
16 Oct
Some women argue that gender equality had indeed just made things harder for women. Now you’re expected to work and do childcare and domestic works. But career wise this had given women a chance to not be reliant on men.
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• Philippines
16 Oct
To be economically independent is awesome.
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@flapiz (7003)
• Australia
16 Oct
@yoalldudes But gender equality should also mean men taking more responsibility in domestic works and childcare, hand in hand with the woman. Otherwise it will be too heavy on women.
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• Philippines
16 Oct
@flapiz yes it was termed double burden in the talks
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@TRBRocks420 (84320)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Oct
Very wise advice my friend.
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• Philippines
16 Oct
You seem to support women's cause
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@TRBRocks420 (84320)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Oct
@yoalldudes Yes, support it there should be equal everything.
@JustBhem (44207)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Oct
But this won't apply to anyone. Mostly husband is the provider, and since every day we experience changes. And having one working is not enough these days. Especially if you already have kids in school.
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• Philippines
16 Oct
If both work, both should share in household responsibilities
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@JustBhem (44207)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Oct
@yoalldudes Of course, depending on who has a lot of work.
@arunima25 (9218)
• Bangalore, India
16 Oct
Gender equality is still at infancy stage. A lot needs to be changed with societal mindset. But we definitely need to be grateful to those who fought for women rights and are still fighting. We are hopeful of better times in future.
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• Philippines
16 Oct
That is true. I hope things change for the better with happy people
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@arunima25 (9218)
• Bangalore, India
16 Oct
@yoalldudes Yes ladies being mothers can help a lot by bringing up their sons and daughters equally.
@rakski (23475)
• Philippines
16 Oct
I agree with that. Shared responsibility is good in the house.
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• Philippines
16 Oct
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@rakski (23475)
• Philippines
16 Oct
@sharon6345 (142006)
• United States
16 Oct
I am glad you are having a good day. I am sure these days will continue. I am finding many changes going on around the world.
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• Philippines
16 Oct
It is definitely an exciting time.
@sharon6345 (142006)
• United States
16 Oct
@yoalldudes That is good Mitchell, I am glad to hear it. Tonight is relaxing on my end too.
@Inlemay (17140)
• South Africa
16 Oct
i think gender equality just shifted its equator
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• Philippines
16 Oct
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@rsa101 (16139)
• Quezon City, Philippines
16 Oct
Haha time for us men to share responsibility in housework. That is something that wasn't talked about much when the women's rights were being fought for. I guess they were busy fighting for their right to join ranks with working men and they never realised that after getting the right to work equally with men they were still have to deal with household chores back home.
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• Philippines
16 Oct
If both work and want to pursue careers, both should take care of household. But if they agree that one will work and the other will take care of the house it is fine as well
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@andriaperry (61078)
• Anniston, Alabama
16 Oct
If you are lucky enough to find a husband that will help out at home and cooking meals.
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• Philippines
16 Oct
Luck is indeed a factor in finding a good man
@shubhu3 (21141)
• New Delhi, India
16 Oct
I agree. It's really important to have equality and if it's not there to fight for it.
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