Do you think women have more rights than men?

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  1. kallini2010 profile image81
    kallini2010posted 9 years ago

    Do you think women have more rights than men?

    I mean, of course, the most developed countries.  I hear that men grow resentful of rights being given to women.  The assumption is that women have an upper hand.

  2. jack dread profile image55
    jack dreadposted 9 years ago

    It may seem like in the advanced countries that women have more rights than man but I do not think so.. Study shows that even in the first world countries, women workers earn a significant lower income than men in a same position.. Countless women had been laid off by their company as a result of pregnancy.. Even in America, women are deprived from freedom of choice in matters concerning abortion.. Many advanced muslim nation such as Malaysia and Indonesia still practice syariah Law which undermines women rights.. Christians also tend to do so traditionally.. In India, although women are projected as divine and sacred, they are being sold in marriage, exchanged by parents or husband like a trade goods and even killed in birth.. Mankind is seeing women as a property with exchange value rather than another person.. The system that we choose to organize our society is the ultimate contributor to such extreme negative values in the society..

  3. scoobydeb profile image75
    scoobydebposted 9 years ago

    OMG, seriously? Women have been fighting to have THE SAME rights as men. If men are resentful of that, then too bad.

  4. profile image0
    ellie.wposted 9 years ago

    In very developed countries, with respect to divorce, alimony, and child support, definitely YES.

    With respect to everything else in the world... definitely NO.

  5. DanuckInUSA profile image60
    DanuckInUSAposted 9 years ago

    It is not a question of more. Women have the better defense of their rights. If a man and a woman are both vying for the same role a woman can claim sexism as a reason for not receiving the position. A man however needs to merely accept the woman was the better position for the job.

  6. TinaTango profile image71
    TinaTangoposted 9 years ago

    Depends on the country of course.  In the United States...I would say that women have more of an upper hand in most situations.

  7. Ranzi profile image81
    Ranziposted 9 years ago

    The fact that most women are still even changing their surnames, just shows that equality still does nor exist.

  8. Sparhawke profile image60
    Sparhawkeposted 9 years ago

    Jack, we are not talking about money...we are talking about certain inalienable rights and without wanting to go all American because I am English that means life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    I think a lot of what I am about to say is perfectly summed up in an episode of Frasier and I am paraphrasing, "Men cannot use sex to get what we want, sex IS what we want!"

    My point is that men and women ARE NOT equal and when people finally get that through their thick heads the better we will all be.

    I am not once suggesting that either be subjugated to the other or put on a pedestal but that equality and fairness should be everyones right, including men.

    I watch the news so often and it seems almost all the time a dad is shut out of his childrens life simply because of his gender..the judges in cases of family law should go back to school, take a dictionary with them and learn what the word "equality" actually means.

    I could tak a little about work place situations but don't think I need to bother, yes it is true that in most cases a man will earn more than a woman but you have to remember that they are in the vast majority of cases the sole breadwinner, some women simply want to have their cake and get to eat it too like a job is some kind of prize that they worked for and had to come through centuries of oppression to win.

    Get over it, you have the cannot expect to have months off and God knows what else in the future and expect to be treated the same.

    On the other hand women in jobs of high power are far more likely to keep everyone else in their company down because biologically they are not hardwired to be co-operative like men, in the stone ages if we on a hunt did not work together and have the same rights as each other someone is going to get dead...the worst a female had to worry about was grabbing the highest berries and keeping everyone away from them.

    You cannot ask such a broad question as "does this group have more rights" without first going to the beginning and finding out WHY a certain group is different from another.

    No one should be discriminated against regardless of colour, race, religion, gender or preferences but we do not live in that world...we live in a prejudiced world but going to the other extreme is very dangerous.

  9. dontmakemeover profile image69
    dontmakemeoverposted 9 years ago

    It seems that other answers to this question that lean toward the positive tend to mention divorce and custody rights the most, so I want to address this first.

    A long time ago (I'm talking previous centuries here), if a man wanted to get rid of his wife (to remarry or whatever), he would take everything from her. That includes her children. The woman had no rights to anything, even the money she came into the marriage with, if the husband didn't choose to give them to her. Yes, sometimes these men wouldn't want to keep the children (especially the daughters), but if he wanted to, he got them. A woman, by contrast, was not even able to initiate a divorce in most cultures, regardless of the reason. This is still true of some countries.

    Yes, it is a little unfair that it is slightly harder for a father to gain custody of his children in modern divorce proceedings, but this is not because of the law, but rather because society still views women as the nurturers, the ones who are better with children. This may not be right in every case, certainly, but it comes as the direct binary to men as the breadwinners.

    If a husband doesn't want his wife to have access to an equal division of the assets, he can protect himself from the beginning with a prenuptial agreement. Marriage is a contract and if a man does not take this step, even if he is sure his marriage will last, he only has himself to blame. Think about it this way. There are divorces in which the woman has more in the end and the man gets this access to her money if there is no prenup. A famous example is the marriage of Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey.

    Other than that, I think other people have pretty much covered other points I would have made, but I'll follow this question just in case I think of anything else.

  10. zduckman profile image61
    zduckmanposted 9 years ago

    absolutely not!!! Men have way more rights than women. A beautiful woman has a key to the universe, but for the most part, it is still a mans world. Men are still payed more than a woman in the same profession. Hopefully this will change soon, but don't hold your breath.

  11. profile image54
    ADI78posted 9 years ago

    Largely yes but the difference is far more noticeable when it comes to fighting for your rights. Women have, on average, far greater resources at their disposal when it comes to defending their rights and getting help for pretty much anything even outside of the legal world - perhaps especially there.

    Oh, and can people stop regurgitating the pay gap myth. It's false in so many ways. We've known for a long time that the world is not flat so stop going around saying it is.

  12. Doc Snow profile image92
    Doc Snowposted 8 years ago

    No, I'm not aware of *any* rights women have that men don't in developed countries.  Some would argue that women have de facto greater child custody rights than men, due not to the legal structure itself, but basically due to custom.  There may be some truth in that, but men similarly have greater freedom of movement and even opportunity than women, due to needing to be relatively less concerned about personal security.  And there's still pay discrimination and sexual harassment, so no--I don't think women have more rights.

  13. stariswhoiam profile image59
    stariswhoiamposted 8 years ago

    It depends on the perspective,
    and if it were to go objectively speaking it depends on where in the world...
    also there are certain things that are unequal for men
    & certain things that are unequal for women
    I don't think it could be measured (well for in US and Canada for instance)


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