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.
The author is SST I at Remedios High School