Positive discrimination towards women in society is justified.
Discrimination is never 'positive'. In a civilized society, it is not exceptable to treat people differently, on the basis of gender.
Furthermore, the claim of women having a "disadvantaged status" is preposterous. A quick examination of our laws and societal practices shows that women have an incredibly advantaged status. They are not required to register for the draft, like men are. They have a government council devoted solely to them , whereas men do not. They have female-only scholarships and grants, whereas men do not. They have shelters to escape domestic violence, whereas men do not. They are protected from circumcision by law, whereas men are not. Their names are hidden when they accuse others of several kinds of crimes, whereas men are not.
If anyone is disadvantaged, it's men. Men are 80% of suicides, 40% of colleges students, 40% of degree earners, 80% of the homeless, 80% of the layed off, and 92.7% of the job deaths. Men are more likely to die from every major cause of death, and yet there exists no amount of medical funding and research for them, on par with that of women. And this is to say nothing, of the blatant discriminations, under the law, that men suffer, as mentioned above.
Positive discrimination towards women should not be allowed
Women shouldn't be subject to positive discrimination because they are as capable as men are at succeeding in society. International law also states that men and women are both equal in right therefore positive discrimination is in direct breach of this.
Even given the best of intentions, discrimination based on ascribed rather than achieved characteristics is unjust
Not true equality…
If men and women are truly equal, there shouldn't be a need for a particular legislation to classify them as such. Laws are inherently