Gender Equality: Did they even check the dictionary?

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Before I even state me case, let me put out the dictionary meaning of gender equality:
“the state in which access to rights or opportunities is unaffected by gender”
another definition…
“is the view that both men and women should receive equal treatment and not be discriminated against based on their gender.”
According to the United Nations “While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality  and women’s empowerment under the Millennium Development Goals (including equal access to primary education between girls and boys), women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world.
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.”
MY TAKE:
With the above stated, it beats me how a woman (Olori Wuraola of Ife) supported by some literate women I’ve seen on social media and even men with mothers, wives and daughters will argue against gender equality. I believe some women saying they do not support gender equality believe that if they speak in support of it, it means they are not submissive to their husbands.
Gender equality doesn’t argue against the man being the head of HIS home and making the final decision concerning HIS household with the help of his wife.
The bible in Ephesians 5:22-23 says “Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is head of his wife, just as Christ is the head of the church, His body, of which He is the Savior.”
The bible said the husband is the head of HIS wife, he is not the head of another man’s wife, or daughter, or mother. He is the head of only HIS wife and HIS household.
That being said, I do not understand how roles in the home and in marriage became linked to gender equality.
“Gender equality does not imply that women and men are the same, but that they have equal value and should be accorded equal treatment.”
No well meaning man would want his wife to go out and loose to another man a job opportunity, health care, educational opportunity, business opportunity etc.
simply because she is a woman.
Bill Clinton would not want to see his wife loose the US presidential election to Donald Trump simply because she is a woman. Outside the home, the woman should have equal opportunity at leading. In the home two captains cannot run the ship and the man is the captain who uses the help of his wife to run the ship effectively and everybody should be happy.
A friend argued (in reference to prison sentences) that women do not get the same punishment as men so why should they have equal opportunity?
I beg to differ. The punishment for a woman and man may be different in its outward appearance but equal in the way it affects them. Let me reference the
bible here:
Our God is a just God, He punished Adam and Eve differently but equally : “To the woman he said, “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe;
with painful labor you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.” and to the man “Cursed is the ground
because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life.” They say if a man wants to know how painful labour pains and childbirth is, he should try pulling his scrotum (balls) over his head. For women, its easy to be a helpmate to your husband, but stop and imagine the burden they carry around knowing that
they need to provide for their family and they cannot afford to not toil. Even those that abandon their children and wives in developed countries have the law chasing
after them to serve their punishment and provide for their family in the form of child support and alimony. Some women will say there are ways to avoid pains during childbirth (epidural pain medication and caesarian section) but trust me you heal faster when its done naturally. With women that have to go through caesarian for medical reasons, they face so much pain in the healing process. But apart from that, what about the 2-3months of morning sickness? Urghhh, i cant deal!
For the men who don’t find it hard to get a job or who don’t  have to toil for capital to start a business, the burden to never fail, never rest and keep providing is still heavy on the shoulder.
Enough said! Gender equality has nothing to do with the relationship between a man and HIS wife.

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