Does this achieve gender equality?

“I guess they finally figured out that it only takes one man to do the job of two women.”

A rolling pin “is useful for making pie crusts or for keeping wayward wives in line”.

“Whatever men do they must do twice as well as women to be thought half as good. Luckily this is not difficult.”

“Women are like fine wine. They all start out like grapes, and it’s our job to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature into something you’d like to have dinner with.”

“The future is male.”

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING NOT AT ALL DIFFERENT

I confess that I modified the statements a wee bit. Here are the actual sentiments …

“‘I guess they finally figured out that it only takes one woman to do the job of two men,’ McEntire said, earning her biggest laugh line of the night.” Reba McEntire hosted the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in April and made reference to the previous year’s hosts, Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley.

A rolling pin “is useful for making pie crusts or for keeping wayward husbands in line”. This is a clue and question in the ‘Jeopardy! World Tour’ game app.

“Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily this is not difficult.” This quote by Charlotte Whitton is floating around social media.

“Men are like fine wine. They all start out like grapes, and it’s our job to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature into something you’d like to have dinner with.” One of my Facebook friends shared this meme. Six people ‘liked’ it; eight reacted with a  ‘laugh’.

“The future is female.” This is how Hillary Clinton welcomed the audience at AOL’s 2017 MAKERS conference. Although she didn’t coin the phrase, her supporters popularized the expression. You can get this on a T-shirt — even a men’s T-shirt!

THINK BOTH WAYS BEFORE CROSSING THE STREET

When you read or hear opinions about a certain gender or race, etc., think about the sentiment being aimed in the opposite direction. That will help give clarity.

I encourage self worth. True self worth doesn’t come at the expense of another.

I champion equality. True equality doesn’t tip the scales the other way.

If you were disgusted by the first set of statements, I hope you’re just as disgusted by the second.  A single standard is the only way to achieve equality.


Have you seen more examples of this? What are your thoughts? Just add a reply below!

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