Essay, Pages 2 (305 words)
Gender equality requires equal enjoyment by women and men of opportunities, resources and rewards. Where gender inequality exists, it is generally women who are excluded or disadvantaged in relation to decision-making and access to economic and social resources. Women and men have had different roles in the community since the beginning. Under modern pretexts these differences are slowly meeting. However, due to the genetic inheritance and legacy components, these differences do exist.
Firstly, men are certainly better adapted genetically to perform physical tasks.
Therefore, the supposition that women can match men in everything is clearly flawed. The difference between their physical abilities is clearly demonstrated in the sporting arena. An example, the Olympics or any international sporting event. It can be clearly seen that in these competitions the genders are separated due to inherent differences between the genders.
Secondly, it has been argued that women are less appreciated in society due to their traditional roles in the home. This statement is true to a certain extent because it largely depends on the society.
Thus, a woman’s value is largely dictated by the society, culture and history. Nevertheless, to state that her place is in the home is widely considered sexist in modern western societies.
Equality between men and women exists when both genders are able to share equally in the distribution of power and influence; have equal opportunities for financial independence through work or through setting up businesses; enjoy equal access to education and the opportunity to develop personal ambitions, talents, ability and skills; share responsibility for the home and children and are completely free from pressure, intimidation and gender-based violence both at work and at home.
To conclude, differences do certainly exist; but, these are largely through nature. Also, the role women may have been usually said by other factors, such as, religion or society, not ability.