- 13 October 2009
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Oh my gosh, that is shocking! heaven help it that a WOMAN should do a job that was predestined for a man! What is this world coming to.
Do you guys know how fuddy duddy you all sound? Thank God for enlightened souls like Tech/A!
I'm all for equal rights and equal pay for equal work, etc etc, but some tasks are better suited to men and others to women.
Before I started uni I worked in a factory welding, working with sheet metal, assembling goods, etc. Oddly, about 30% of the workers were female. I honestly wouldn't have cared in the slightest, and if there had been no problems I wouldn't have minded the extra diversity in the workplace, but many times every day one of the women would come up to me and ask for help because they were unable to open something, reach something, carry something, etc. So, I would have to stop what I was doing, listen to their question, walk over to their area, do their task for them, walk back to my area and pick up where I left off. Physical size and strength was required, so the women worked about 30% (I'm just estimating) slower than us on average, and probably slowed the men down by around 5-10%. On top of that, if a man in assembly had a component which wasn't welded properly he would simply walk over to the welding gear and weld it up himself, and would have been laughed at if he asked for help, but never once did a woman go anywhere near the welding gear, even though they were perfectly physically capable of it - they simply didn't want to do something 'manly' like welding, so one of us would have to do it for her. Yet come pay day they got as much as us.
At uni there were courses primarily filled by males, and so females were allowed entry with lower VCE (or HSC) scores. This successfully enticed the girls into the courses because they could get into a more prestigious course than they expected to be able... but the result was that they realised they actually struggled to survive the course because they weren't good enough to get in, and even when given extra help, allowances to pass with poorer results, they didn't want to stay because they were in a course they weren't interested in but simply chose due to being able to get into something above their expected level.
On the flip side, I chose to study biological science, which was primarily filled with girls, but naturally there was no special treatment for boys (political correctness doesn't cause us to make mistakes in that direction).
I don't think equality is about being the same. We should look at what we're best at and go with it, rather than trying to make women do what men are good at and vice versa.
It's strange that when men and women take on the characteristics of the opposite gender they tend to take on the negative aspects. Both genders have good and bad qualities. Being obnoxious and vulgar is bad enough for a man, but for a woman it is even worse. Being dainty isn't such a bad thing for a woman, but for a man it is pathetic.
Women have a lot more to lose from feminism than they realise. They are fighting for things which are making their lives much less happy. I'm not talking about careers etc (good luck to women who want a high paying job, you go, girl!), but for example, when they are slutty and vulgar, seeking sex at meat markets (night clubs etc) as men always have, they are destroying a lot of their own gender's power; men freely get the sex they want without having to commit to marriage, men don't really care so much about being unattached, but this upsets women, and they no longer have the option of being the choosy gender - in this scenario, men really don't care.