Should Men and Women Be Treated as Equals?

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Should men and women be treated as equals?
Arguments in Favor:

1. Prejudice against women violates the fundamental principle that all people are created equal. 2. Women should not be treated differently from men.
According to statistics, there is no difference between the standards and quality of work done by men and women who do the same work. 3. This is an unfair world: in most of the top positions in society, men occupy company directors, judges, University professors, etc. 4. This is a male dominated world.

Over centuries men have been trained and educating women to consider themselves inferior and to accept their superior position. As a result, not only men are prejudiced against women, but also some women are also prejudiced against themselves. Because they believe they are inferior and only fit for household chores. 5. Women should no longer be considered the inferior sex. They should stand side by side with men and define their role in society. A role where they can choose to work outside or stay at home and in which they will have more time to develop their own interests. 6. It is a shame in the modern world to confine women to the home and block their way to the full exploitation of their capacity and potential. 7. Women should be given an equal chance of education to compete with men on an equal footing. 8. Men should take an equal share in housework to liberate women from the kitchen. 9. It is unreasonable for authorities to refuse to promote able women to important posts just because they have children to bring up. 10. Chairman Mao said, "Women hold up half of the sky." It is time to give them half of the rewards. 11. There is no job done by a man that cannot be done as well by women. 12. Discrimination against women violates the law.

13. Behind every successful man are some women who made it possible for him to be successful. 14. The wife of a powerful businessman or...
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