Goodmorning, hope you had a great year, I don't know why I just said that , I know it wasn't. 2020 belongs to the streets, come to think of it streets are even cleaner it belongs in the gutter now. I am not going to write about the year, or the festive season or even how hopeful we all are for a new and improved year lest I jinx it. I wanna talk about equality or is it equity? Get ready for a new rant.
Equality is ensuring everyone is served, perceived or treated with the same measure, equity is ensuring everyone gets fair treatment according to their points of need. So, I have been thinking, you know, about feminism, activism, chauvinism you get the drill, all these 'ism' words. The question that keeps coming up is will we ever achieve equality for men and women? Will we ever be judged on the same scale. Forget radical feminism, forget bitter feminism let's just face the facts. Are we ever going to get there?
For starters, men and woman have a different biological composition, different genetic make up, so that in itself makes a huuge difference.(Men have more physical strength than women (most men), not to say women are weak, my point is, due to their physical attributes men tend to work riskier and harder jobs, so logically they end up getting paid more. To me, that's totally fair. Feminism exists to ensure that women who do the same job, get paid the same. But let's be real, how many women are builders? cart pushers? brick makers? Very few, almost 3% of women get involved in such 'manly' jobs. So, dear feminists before you hold up banners asking for equal pay, make sure you are also vouching for equal responsibility, no double standards. A friend of mine keeps telling me feminism could be the worst thing that ever happened to women if we keep pushing it. Look at this scenario, women take sabbatical leaves and some companies even offer mini-breaks for when women are on their periods. Kudos! to feminism and little logic we have that. Thing is though, whether you like or not, company productivity has to reduce, which means less profits. Repeat this in a year and we have big loss margins. As a CEO of a company, I would prefer to hire men, not that they are more productive than women, they just happen to not take any of the above leaves. Which means they will put in more hours, another reason why men tend to get more corporate jobs than women.
I am treading very carefully so that this doesn't come out wrong.
What's the solution then? should we give men sabbatical leaves too? Which means even less productivity? This is not likely to happen. And if the scale cuts across, truly cuts across, women might be wiped out of the workplace because the sole goal of most companies is productivity and profits, see how wrong and ruthless that is? So technically women will be getting paid more to work for less hours due to their biological composition, which they can't actually control which is again unfair for men. This here, ladies and gentlemen is my dilemma.
The other issue I have, is the fact that women, have been encouraged to go to school, take up STEM courses, had their cut off points reduced, in short the whole schooling process has been made easier for women. So why do we have still have more men in such fields than women? How do we achieve equality? Do men start taking more feminine courses to make us even? Which is wrong if you ask me because commandment number one of feminsim is never dim yourself, so, are we asking men to lower the bar to achieve equality? This right here is my predicament. Make me understand.
May it be known that I am pro-feminism, I just have a problem understanding this tiny details that make me go back and forth about the whole feminism phenomenon. Help me!