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In order for women to achieve
equality a few things need to
1.) We need to revalue--or value
in the case of housework--women's
work. If you look at professions
that are more than 70% female
they are low wage jobs, even
if they are professions of comparable
worth. For instance, child care
workers and carpenters or bookkeepers
and accountants. Male profession
are better paid, even if the
skill level, training, education
are the same. Therefore, we
need to revalue work--is being
a stock broker more valuable
than a fifth grade teacher?
No, so why do we treat it that
way. Also, when there isn't
a "woman" in the house--things
such as keeping house and taking
care of children are paid for--so
why aren't they renumerated
when women do them. Again--revaluing/valuing
work. With this all said and
done--the world won't be so
divided and we can level the
playing field a little.
2.) Given the above goal--men
need to embark on traditional
female paths. Women have proved
that they can do what men can
do--now what about the opposite?
Also, when men start to do certain
things, it all of a sudden becomes
more valuable. Voila.
3.) We need to valuing parenting--and
really this begins with valuing
children enough to give then
an education--every child, good
nutrition, time with both parents,
etc.. This dictum must come
from the government and also
from the workplace.
4.) Along with all of this has
to come a radical change in
consciousness. We need to live
in a society, where it wouldn't
dawn on anyone to rape someone,
or abuse them or pay women less.
We need to radically change
our thinking--our morals, and
our values and our tolerance