I was thinking about this a couple days ago and since I just joined this site I would really want to know what other people would have to think about this subject. Some guideline question to help you think: Would life be hundred years more advanced? (More brains more ideas and knowledge) Would the world be in a worse off place? (Women are also human, and we’ve seen from what men are capable off) Would we be exactly at the same place?
(Note* This post is not meant to offend anyone)
Well in the UK women MP’s are now saying all our money problems would not have happened if Women were in charge. They seem to think it is OK to be sexist to Men over here. It looks like it is fine to be Sexist against Men… You see it in Family courts also (Men not being equal).
I am ALL for being equal with things that are able to be equal. Sadly I will never be able to carry a baby… So, some things are not the same.
I would like to think that things would be the same. Same problems and same issues. I think I am wrong though.
Its a nice thing to think about though. I am not sure if I have thought about it like this.
Women were equal the whole time! It’s just our minds that constructed them to be lesser. If our minds weren’t so distracted with de-equalifying prejudices, then surely our brainpower would grow; then we’d be more concerned with other idiosyncrasies of humanity and our potential. Same rule is true for racism. Nonetheless, chaos and suffering would still exist had women played a larger part throughout history- the energy our minds would save on keeping them unequal would be energy spent on some other made-up assumption that separates us.
@Clemens, I’d like to point out that women haven’t been treated as unequally all throughout history.
In modern eras, it has been difficult for women to assert themselves while men have found it easier, but the women who have asserted themselves have done so in spectacular fashion.
You look back at medieval times, there have been quite a few dominant matriarchal kingdoms. Elizabeth, Victoria, Isabella, Catherine, to name a few.
Look back at Roman times, women were certainly treated with equality, the main difference being that men had the military cornered, and military careers predominantly led to political careers.
That is the main difference, I believe, men are typically better warriors due to physical advantage, victories in battle lead to higher ranks in the military, which lead to political opportunity, even rulership.
Men having key political positions tend to expect a certain status quo, a woman has not earned her bones in combat, like how a lot of musicians don’t respect Idol winners.
I think the major inequality for women came with the 50’s traditional values, where it all really came to a header with the 60’s cultural revolution.
But look back a few decades to Mae West, and strong women of her time, and tell me men told her to get in the kitchen, she’d take his head off.
@trek79, I completely agree with what you said, and I do know that Women have been in powerful position in the past, like the ones you mentioned. But in all fairness though, through most of our history they have been looked down upon by men, though not all men, I am of course speaking in a very general way.
To give an example, In ancient Greece they had fewer rights than men. They were always ordered by men, and if they resisted then they would be shut out of society or in worse case scenario killed. Athens is a good example of this inequality of freedom, only men were allowed to vote. Which is also true in the beginning of the 20th century and before.
I do know that women had a lot of powerful positions that changed the course of history but truly this is not comparably to how many times men were in charge or men changed the course of history.