There has been progress, but much remains to be done and many challenges to overcome for a gender-equal world. One of these challenges is understanding why people fear equality.
This is a question I often asked myself. It’s such a foreign concept in my head that anyone would fear or be against equality.
People who have been exposed as misogynists and abusers have recast themselves as victims. They see any damage to their reputations or livelihoods has an excessive price to pay for their transgressions. For some reason they fear that equality will damage their reputation and/or livelihoods. Probably because they enjoy the luxury of acting like they are superior.
We can’t let their whining influence us. They may see it as a personal attack, but their carelessness over others cannot be acceptable.
These individual complain that they have passed their entire lives saying and doing whatever they want whenever they want to, but now have to think before acting. They try to get people to pity them for having to think about others. That’s call basic respect. It’s one of the first things I taught my kids when they were little. Seriously, my kids knows better than these grown adults.
Instead of showing expressions of remorse for their wrongdoing, they lash out in anger. They see it as a personal attack instead of an opportunity to learn from one’s mistake and grow as human beings.
What does equality mean?
- Everyone deserves to be treated with respect regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.;
- Employees has the right to be treated fairly in workplaces free from discrimination;
- Everyone has the right to be paid fairly in workplaces free from discrimination;
- No person has advantage over another;