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Deltric Robertson

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Which philosophies create better long lasting relationship Gender roles or Gender Equality

Gender roles and Gender Equality are contradictory philosophies; pick one, because you can’t have both. Under the gender role philosophy it is my role to stand up and let you sit down on a crowded bus, under the Gender Equality philosophy you ought to stand up on a crowded bus because I got here first. Under Gender Role I should pay for the date. Under Gender Equality: We pay for our own meals. Gender Role: It is mainly my job to be the provider in the house hold. Gender Equality: Get a job and pay half the bills.I’m not stating that one philosophy is wrong or right, but I am saying be consistent and stop wavering between the two philosophies depending on which one is most beneficial to you at the time ( both men and women).


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  • Dec 30 2012: Gender equality is something I would go for. The world today is changing too fast, everybody can earn for themselves and each one of us has her/his own ego. Hence, this isn't the age for chauvinism. Everyone aspires to be independent and although having someone else to pay for the date might be good for the purse, it certainly isn't good for the independence or the ego. Besides, it's not the 'role' or 'duty' of anyone gender to take care of the other. The world has come a long way and we all can stand on our feet now. Why then, to think of each gender having a specific role? And then again, gender roles increase prejudices and stereotypes against any one gender. So, be happy, be independent.

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