Battle of the sexes

@kahheng (281)
December 4, 2006 2:32pm CST
Ok, this might be bloody but, I am going to raise this topic all the same. Women had worked long and hard to gain equal rights. This means equal corporate opportunity, equal pay and all. However, when it comes to 'heavy' tasks, they expects us men doing it. And if we do not, we are labeled ungentlemanly or inpolite. What is your opinion on this?
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@vijay12 (1643)
• India
4 Dec 06
Life consists in a little give and take in everything. This means gentlemen doing what ladies cannot,and vice versa. Ladies and gentlemen should complement each other and not fight.If they compliment in addition,it'll be well and good.
@medooley (1874)
• United States
4 Dec 06
If only there were more people like you in the world my friend...
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@medooley (1874)
• United States
4 Dec 06
I think that you have opened a can of worms here my friend. I really don't have answer to what you are reffering to in the 'heavy' work as in my job there is no heavy work. But most of the women that I know would be able to do everything that I can do if not more. And very few would expect me to do if for them. Everyone has limits, and if they can not do it, why would you not help them? Ungentlemenly has nothing to do with it, but the inpolite might.
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@kahheng (281)
4 Dec 06
lol.. i know i have.. I shall give you some example of what I mean above. At the place I work, we have water dispencer and each time it goes empty, the women on my floor expects a man to put up the new water bottle up. It is not that I am complaining or what, but it makes me wonder over the equal rights thing. With eqaul rights these days, does it not give women more privilege than men, with women having additional benefit of maternity leave as compated to us men who does not get such benefit (and yes, I know we do not give birth.. lol.. it is after all, not a crime to wondere, right?)
@medooley (1874)
• United States
4 Dec 06
My company offers Family Medical Leave which I used both times to care for my wife and new babies after they were born, so I didn't get that benefit. Have you asked the women why they do not change it? Have they said that they expect you guys to do it? If so, then that is definatly wrong, but I would think it has more to do with they are lazy not that they are women.
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@kahheng (281)
4 Dec 06
When the bottle is empty, they would ask us guys to change it.. I did ask them if they could chenge it themself, as there are time that I am extremely busy, after all my work portfolio does not cover changing them water bottles.. and the reply I get then was they dont have the strength to do it.. Sometimes, they would ask for favours to move files or PC around too. Again, I am not complaining, but just stating the facts.. When I am free, I would accomodate their request, but when I am quite tied up, it can build up irritations.. lol..
17 Dec 06
What battle??? Hey! As a woman myself I do not believe in equality... why, well, I enjoy my privilege. I don't think it is harmful at all to have a man helping out a woman in whatever work, "heavy" or otherwise. The issue abt men being paid more and women being sidelined for promotion... is perhaps something that more than just equality... whether it is the employer being realistic or otherwise. Put it this way, if men are given the same benefit of 60 days maternity leave when their wife give birth... then the employer would not have that as an excuse to sideline women. On the other hand abt women being more emotional is true and untrue... they should respect us and trust us women to be professional as well... There is no equality as long as I want to enjoy benefits granted to women such as maternity leave, etc. I do believe though that men and women complement each other... not a battle and I believe it is not hard to swallow for both sexes.
@dsunny (999)
• India
4 Dec 06
well women should be given equal rights in all the jobs they do....frankly speakin no woman exepts a man to do a dificult job because this is a matter of her self respect...she has to ask him to do that...
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