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I am doing a research paper about men vs. women in the work place. I have heard about one case when the physical standards were lowered for woman but not for men. I don't agree with this and would like to find out more. Could you give me your opinion, facts, and statistics about these cases.

Thank you. I hope to hear from you soon,



Dear Makenzie,

I don't think that there should be different standards for men and women -- however, I think that we also have to recognize that women have been denied access to certain things that make them more skilled as some things than men are -- and the same goes for me. Here's an example -- women were only allowed to run the marathon about 25 years ago. At that time, the time difference between the first man and the first woman was about 1 hour and 20 minutes. In these 25 years, as women have had access to training, etc. That time difference between the first man and the first woman has shrunk to about 15 minutes and it's estimated that women will surpass men in about five years. This shows that we need some time to make up for all of the years we were kept. I hope that explains my point.


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