- Petrie Wheeler-Lill
- Sunshine Coast, Queensland
"Women's Rights Activists should change their pitch from 'equality' to 'equity'"
Around the world today Feminism has been on the rise. Indeed, while some argue that Feminists want "superiority" over "equality", and others otherwise, most can agree that "equity" would be a far more achievable, and indeed appropriate, goal.
So what is the difference? Equality is the state of being equal despite your individual differences, whereas equity is the state of having your differences catered to in a best attempt to "equalise" between Genders. One example: women (by and large) are not as strong in fields of hard labour as men, however most men are not as gifted in fields of arts as a lot of women are.
So pick a side: are you for or against the motion? Should feminists change their sales pitch and goals? Or is that anti-feminist? Do feminists want superiority? Is equality impractical or even unachievable? Is equity? Where might religion or culture fit into this (for example, Islam does tend to take on quite an "equity-based" approach)? Is this a debate for future generations?
These are all things you could consider and make statements out of. Good luck!