Are women equal yet?
Do you think women have gained equality in the workplace and home yet?
TV shows, movies, and video games are still extremely reluctant to feature female protagonists, soooo...nope.
Just compare the number of video games that feature exclusively male leads (Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed, Gears of War, God of War, nearly every video game ever made) vs. the number of video games that feature exclusively female leads (Bayonetta, Tomb Raider, Remember Me, and...umm...), and the inequality is obvious. TV shows and movies are a *little* better, but it's still a 50:1 ratio.
Businesses cater to their customers. The vast majority of people who invest hours playing video games are (male). Most relationship articles/books are geared towards women. Why? Because (women purchase) 75% of these products!
Well, that would make sense if it were true, but studies have shown that 40-45% of video game players are, indeed, women. That's only slightly lower than the actual gender population ratio.
And then TV show viewership is pretty much equal.
I just read a Washington Post report which said women make up to 48% of "gamers". However there is one major caveat! They're counting women who play "candy crush" and "angry birds" on their phones as gamers! That makes the percentages misleading.
Well yeah, if you include trashy casual mobile games, the gap between genders becomes even smaller. I don't really consider them video games, anyway, as they're more Touch Screen to Win simulators.
Women have achieved equality, in pay and professional status, in the workplace. Our nation is full of female executives, attorneys and physicians. Having been privy to salary information at some jobs, I note that women are usually paid as well as or sometimes more than men. Salary has everything to do with past work experience and negotiations rather than discrimination. There is no job in the United States beyond the reach of a woman, including becoming an astronaut. However, countries in the Middle East do not grant women this level of equality but I am assuming this question was referring to the situation of the U.S.
I don't think there's equality in the housework distribution yet. Women still perform the bulk of the housework, handle the raising and logistics of children and the cooking. But I think the issue has to do with the differences between what men and women consider to be a "clean house." Most women are a lot more exacting in cleanliness than man are and are willing to spend more time maintaining a show home than a man is. Frankly, I don't blame the man. A little mess never hurt anyone and life is too short to be spent cleaning house hours on end.
As for the cooking, most men simply don't know how to do it, especially if they marry young. My solution to that is to make the man do it anyway: he'll get better with practice. However, as for children, while women are the ones who are called when their children are ill or are the ones expected to show up at school activities, fathers are now pretty good at helping with child logistics in the evenings.
Women now, overall, do enjoy equality with men in the U.S.
"I think the issue has to do with the differences between what men and women consider to be a clean house. Most women are a lot more exacting in cleanliness than men are " - Very true! In the U.S. most things are done by choice.
This world is like Orwell's jungle. All animals are equal and some animals are more equal than others. Like it or not, men are more equal than women in this jungle!
in my household, women and men are different. Women have no right to talk, no opinion to voice out, cannot make decision. Only the men can decide. It is really unfair
Where I live I think women have almost gained equality in the workplace and at home. Some women and men don't want equality. There are still women that don't want to work and there are still men that don't want to do house work. Many women don't really want to be equal. I often hear women asking men to do things for them that they consider to be men's work.
I think the potential for equality is there but most men and women don't really want equality because men and women are different.
As a "group" probably not but there are (individual) women who have for the most part achieved "equality". In all honesty there is no such thing as being truly "equal". Some people are blessed with more talents, skills, family connections, good looks, and so on.
What people really want is an "equal opportunity" to become "special". Today we have women CEOs for Fortune 500 companies like Mary Barra of General Motors, Margaret C. Whitman of Hewlett-Packard, Virginia M. Rometty of IBM, Marillyn A. Hewson Lockheed Martin, Safra Catz Oracle, Ellen J. Kullman Dupont, and Ursula M. Burns Xerox to name a few.
At this time Hilary Clinton is favored to at least win her party's nomination for U.S. president if not the presidency itself.
There are lots of women who run various businesses that are not "Fortune 500" or have senior management positions in numerous corporations. Some countries have been much more progressive in providing opportunities for women than others. I suspect some cultures will never push as hard for equality.
Once equality laws are placed on the books it then becomes a matter of the (individual) to use their drive, ambition, talents, and determination to live their life on their terms. Not all women are equal in those regards nor do they have the same desires.
With regard to equality in the home it should be noted: Each of us (chooses) our own friends, lovers, and spouse! The goal is to find someone who shares your same values and wants the same things for a relationship that you do. Unfortunately a lot people believe they can "change" another person down the road.
Lastly some women and men welcome a lot of the "gender traditions". If a woman wants to be a stay at home wife/mother then she is living life on (her) terms. She shouldn't be looked down upon for her choice by career women or anyone else.
Women and Men are equal, its just that women should realize it and men should accept it.
There are still many households here (in India) where a woman's job is restricted only to the household work and taking care of the family.We think that education makes a difference.To an extent yes it does, but what about the typical mindset that has deepen its roots over the years?
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