Too caught up in gender politics
If I never hear the word “gender” ever again, I’ll be over the moon.
I’m sick of it dominating news and current affairs.
As a female, I openly say many men are getting the short end of the stick. In fact, they are being belted by the stick.
There are no perfect human beings — men or woman.
I’ve seen and heard experiences of bullying by both genders.
Bad behaviour should always be called out and dealt with by the appropriate means.
It doesn’t matter the age or gender of the person with the bad behaviour. It’s not acceptable and our children should be taught this from birth.
Instead, some use their gender as a reason to lash out. Now, don’t get me wrong. There are areas in which one gender is worse off than the other. I would imagine the figures around sexual assault generally means more women are attacked by men.
This is wrong and all decent people of either gender should speak out against this.
Domestic violence is another area where the balance of those harmed is weighted quite heavily on the side of women with men being the majority of perpetrators.
Again, this is unacceptable, and we must find ways to address it.
But in general areas of men and women, we are tipping the scales so far in the opposite direction, it’s beyond funny. Should women be allowed to breastfeed a baby in Parliament? Yes, as long as a father is allowed to bottle feed a baby in Parliament.
Should women and men receive identical pay and conditions?
Absolutely, as long as both are doing the exact same job with the same workload and responsibilities. Should a woman sit on a board or in Parliament purely on account of her gender? Absolutely not.
Anyone who sits in Parliament should do so based on their qualifications, not their gender.
Should men be allowed to enter “parents’ rooms” at shopping centres if they have a baby who needs feeding or changing?
Yes, because they are a parent caring for a baby.
Let’s look at solving some of the real issues in our country instead of spending all our time arguing over gender issues.
Male or female — just get the job done.