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Ibthaj Khilji

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Have men and women achieved equality in western nations?

It has been more than half a century since women have acquired the power to vote and have started the movement towards a society with gender equality.
My question is, have we achieved this gender equality? Or has this motive been strayed and the ideology of feminism has been altered?

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    Apr 19 2011: I think so. There is still debate around the issue of fair pay, hawever, woman tend to dominate the lower-paying professions (teaching, nursing etc.) while lawyers, doctors and scientists are more often male than female.

    In New Zealand our Labour party while in office once tried to pass a bill allowing fair pay irrespective of profession. The bill never made it through Parliament and Labour were voted out at the next election