What If Men and Women Really Were Equal?
Like many of you, I grew up being told that girls can do anything that boys could do, but as a biological set bonus, they also got the power to bleed for several days every month and bear live young . It was the mid 80's when feminism was hot and hip and terribly important. Gender equality was all the rage then, and some people would say that we are closer to true gender equality than ever before, but are we really? And what would happen if we actually achieved true gender equality? Take a look into the magical pool of equality and see what the world would be like if men and women truly were equal.
Men would be given joint custody of their kids as a matter of course. Women wouldn't be automatically given full custody because 'a child needs its mother', as a child would also be regarded as needing its father just as much.
Men could wear skirts as much as women wear pants. 'Men's' and 'Women's' sections would disappear from department stores to simply be replaced with a larger range of sizes and cuts designed to cater to all figures. It would be just as likely that two men would show up at a party wearing the same dress as two women.
Men could behave irrationally towards their partners and successfully blame it on their hormones without being regarded as a bad person.
A man could slap a woman across the face for saying something sexist, and nobody would blink an eye.
Men could start fights in the street, and instead of calling the cops, women would gather around calling out 'cat fight' and expressing how very excited they were in a carnal sort of way by seeing two men fight. Men would sometimes be paid to fight in jelly for the amusement of women.
Women would be paid the same amount of money as men, for doing the same job. Women would not be regarded as a cheaper labor option by many companies.
A woman could have multiple romantic partners and be considered a stud, not a woman of loose morals. In fact, the more men a woman was able to have, the more highly she would be regarded in society and amongst her peers.
Women could go about the place totally unkempt and be regarded as having 'rugged charm.'
Women could get fat and go balding and yet have romances with young, attractive men based on their net worth.
A reality tv show of a successful elderly woman with three live in boyfriends would be made. After the first few seasons, the original three boyfriends would be replaced with newer, younger boyfriends, because she wouldn't date men over 24 years old if she could help it.