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dany masado


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can we reform the discussion surrounding gender inequality?

As of late, the gender discussion seems to dominate the mainstream discussion on social justice. The alarming trend that I have noticed is that it has become a real battle of the sexes where one side accuses the other of causing its demise, which means any progress for one gender is seen as a loss for the other. I am proposing that we start to reframe the gender debate in a way where we can honestly address issues faced by men without saying "men just don't have as bad", in a way where we can address female issues without saying "women complain too much, get over it.
We must remember that progress in gender justice is (or should be) a benefit for all not a sum zero battle. Often, we get caught up if tallying up a score on who has it worse, rather than finding ways to address issues for both sides, simultaneously.
What will you tell your sons or your daughters when they come to you for advice?


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    Jul 4 2012: And you, Rhona, haven't responded to a single point I have made. You have carried on with your own agenda according to what you perceive, or know. How are we different? Please explain...how do you tell a businessman or businesswoman who just doesn't have the money, that they have to pay a person for 4 months for producing nothing? How do you do that? Is it okay for a French farmer to pay a Moroccan woman correspondingly more for peeling 3 times more garlic than a European in the same time? If so, is it ok to pay a man 33% more than a woman for bringing 3 tonnes of coal to the surface in the same time as a woman brings 2 tonnes to the surface?

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