GEN­DER EQUAL­ITY

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! -

JELYN C. SUNGA

The prob­lem of gen­der equal­ity has been dis­puted about for many decades in dif­fer­ent coun­tries of the world. In the pre­vi­ous years of our his­tory, this ques­tion has not been as sharp as nowa­days. It was con­sid­ered nor­mal that women had lesser rights and oc­cu­pied lower po­si­tions on the so­cial lad­der. In fact, in many coun­tries of the world, women were treated as the prop­erty of men and there­fore it was vin­di­cated that hus­bands abused their wives. Men con­sid­ered that they had own­er­ship over women and could thus do what­ever they wanted to do.

Nowa­days, the ques­tion of women be­ing not equal to men is in­tensely dis­cussed. Women have fought to ob­tain equal­ity with men. Through the re­search on equal­ity, they are ex­cluded, in­sulted and hated by the stately supremacy of men over them. De­spite jus­ti­fi­ca­tions as women are not fit to do a spe­cific type of job or they are not as smart as ‘men’, they con­tinue to suc­ceed for ac­cep­tance in so­ci­ety other than be­ing only housewives.

Cur­rently, women still fight; they fight for their rights. The prob­lem con­cern­ing the equal­ity of men and women in bat­tle is one of their se­ri­ous com­bats in the 21st cen­tury to ob­tain full equal­ity. Have a right by gen­der and also be pre­vented to have a right due to the gen­der one be­long seem un­fair. One or an­other the sit­u­a­tion is chal­leng­ing be­cause they will al­ways be a gap, an in­jus­tice

There­fore, the quest to find a jus­tice where there is none could be com­pre­hen­si­ble to the point, at least, to un­der­stand this in­jus­tice and to rec­tify it.

Truly, equal­ity is not a jus­tice only seek by women. Equal­ity is sought by ev­ery­one who re­quire fair­ness in sta­tus, right and op­por­tu­ni­ties. Be equal is to live in a peace­ful world with­out dis­crim­i­na­tions or bi­ases. Be equal is to be rec­og­nized, re­spected and ac­cepted in the so­ci­ety in which we live.

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The author is SST I at Reme­dios High School

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