Gender Equality is Both Gender’s Issue

       Visible differences between bodies are the main and cursing reasons for inequality, injustice, and discrimination. Differences between Asians and Africans, between black people and white people, and the most significantly between male and female are interrupting people who are certainly ignorant, uneducated, and segregationist.

“Achieving gender equality requires the engagement of women and men, girls, and boys. It is everyone’s responsibility.”

— Ban Ki-moon

      On my own behalf, I cannot agree with the idea that women are in need of men as much as fish need a bicycle. Every type of prejudice about the roles of male and female in society are the only obstacle for creating gender equality. Each gender, sex, race, and person can need others and can help others. The right to vote or the right to education is not enough by themselves unless people stop seeing women as baby machines and start to see them as human beings like men. If we can educate a man, we will enlighten only one person however if we can educate a woman, we can enlighten a whole family hence a nation. Some people are thinking modern feminism is aggrandizing only women and threatening the men’s power in society. Probably those people are unaware of affirmative actions for women since they are the target of being denigration and despising. We are the one who is sexually and mentally harassed more, who are criticized more because of how we look or what we wear, who are seen weaker and insufficient to do things, who should choose between career or family. I am not saying women do not need men but absolutely we do need fairness.

       I will never and ever understand why people are still concern about women’s appearances as well as their preferences. I guess they are deprecating them a lot nowadays because females never were utterly powerful and courageous all through the history of mankind up to this point. Big brothers are still saying that place of women is their house and also said not to laugh in public. They are creating consciousness about childless women are halfness. Calling our world contemporaneous and cutting-edge makes me laugh while in every continent, in every country, in every city, all people are discriminating against each other by the color of skin, by sexual preference, by gender, by social status, even by their thoughts. I wish we can clarify that women’s skirts, hairs, dresses, makeups, thoughts, and lives are none of their business. Like John F. Kennedy said, “All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talent.”

“A gender-equal society would be one where the word ‘gender’ does not exist: where everyone can be themselves.”

— Gloria Steinem

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