Being a Woman: Advantage or Disadvantage?

Discussion in 'Politics & Law' started by Nosferatu_Alucard, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. Nosferatu_Alucard

    Nosferatu_Alucard Undead Intellectual

    Do you think being a woman in these times is a good thing or a bad thing? Is it easier to get by as a female than a male?
     

  2. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    This is a very loaded question that is only going to get a short response from me because of it's depth.

    It is an advantage and disadvantage.

    The disadvantages I think have been made quite obvious. Companies tend to pay women less (some for maternity reasons, not all), society uses women as objects, and women are held to very, very high standards, it's why many women go through mental disorders (like eating disorders) in my opinion.

    The advantages are there, just hard to see. Everyone is so politically correct these days and women can so easily get their male counterparts in trouble (because we tend to victimize and pity all women), so I guess that can count . . . even though it's kind of sexist.
     
  3. oxyMORON

    oxyMORON A Darker Knight

    I think it's a good thing. Physical attributes aside, there're more opportunities for women these days than ever before. There're more milestones for women to be reached and more respect to be gained. Unless you live in the absolute worst parts of town, I'd say women are just as great, if not better than men. I actually prefer women do to seom things just because they give me a better sense of responsibility and efficiency. *shrugs*
     
  4. Icyblackflame

    Icyblackflame Registered Member

    I donno. where? I'd say, mostly, no. For some things, sure. If you're a pretty woman, of course. If you're an ugly fucker, nah. In many places, if you're lighter, yes. If you're "darker", then no (before you go off, I am not speaking America here. I'm talking about other countries that have it seriously-rediculously-bad).

    I'd say that it's bad when a woman achieves and then everyone is all impressed like, "Nuh-Uh! A woman did that?!" (other countries).

    For the porn or prostitue business? Of course. There's probably more lesbian porn than anything else. At least it's (probably) most-popular).

    (You: ...Why'd she bring that up...?)

    There are too many circumstances here.
    -Icy
     
  5. Kazmarov

    Kazmarov For a Free Scotland

    Disadvantage. America, as well as every other major state on the planet, is patriarichal and women have fewer rights or opportunities.

    However, women do live longer and are far less likely to die in accidents. There's also an arugment to be made that their (mostly) lack of testosterone makes them less inclined to commit serious lapses in judgement.
     
  6. I love being a woman, we can get more dressed up than men, we have more style options than men, and as much as men like to think differently, at least from my POV, women have the control. We just let men think they have it... I mean, all we have to do is spread our legs...heh...

    On the other hand, we don't have the equal rights that men do, even if they are just small things... And why is it that in the end the only way a woman can really control a man (at least this is what I've learned) is through pussy control?

    Have you ever heard that song, Pussy Control? Look it up, my mom used to strip to it. Peace mofos.

    Lil_Red
     
  7. Nosferatu_Alucard

    Nosferatu_Alucard Undead Intellectual

    Like what?
     
  8. Kazmarov

    Kazmarov For a Free Scotland

    Not rights so much as a rigid, serious prejudice, reflected in earnings, women in coporate positions, the glass ceiling, and women in math and science professions (though changing, the academic side has particularly remained patriarichal.
     
  9. Nosferatu_Alucard

    Nosferatu_Alucard Undead Intellectual

    Women are only paid less than men because there's a nine plus month gap where they do no work and still get paid. It's not their fault they have a vagina, but they're going to have to live with that aspect. It would be the same situation if it were to happen to males. The companies don't want to look like bastards, but they need someway to balance it so they don't loose to much from not getting anything done for that long of a period.

    Maybe if a woman had her tubes tied or was on some type of long-term birth control, then maybe they could bump their pay up to the males.

    You also can't forget, that naturally females have 10% less muscle than males and it would be much harder for them to do work that it would be for an average male. It not because they got balls, it's because they can get the job done quicker. There are obviously exceptions to this rule.

    When it comes to the sciences etc, I think woman may have some prejudice towards them. Women also naturally have 10% more intelegence/brian "useage" etc. than males, so genetically speaking, women can do what men can do with there minds equally if not better. As with the other, there are obvioulsly exceptions.
     
  10. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    So you're assuming that all working women are going to get pregnant sooner or later? You make it seem like it's their fault at first then say it isn't. Babies don't just happen (well, to the poorly planned people they do). I played devil's advocate and explained the whole maternity leave issue with one of my classes. I don't thoroughly agree with it, but it's the company's way of cutting costs and payroll.

    Now you're making it sound like it's the woman's fault. "Damn you for having a vagina!" is what the above statement screams to me. Telling a woman she needs to get her tubes tied is a bit extreme and definitely will not sell. I agree that a woman (and her male counterpart) should use birth control if she's enjoying her career, because a child will bring it to a screeching halt. However, it still is a blow to a company to lose a worker for 10 months or so and have to pay her for work she isn't doing. I'm not placing blame here, I'm simply saying I can agree to a degree with the maternity and pay deal.
    Now you're assuming that all jobs take muscle. Do you have a certain job in mind here? Even though statistics may suggest that women are physically weaker, it doesn't play much of a role in many middle class and higher jobs. I'm assuming we're talking mid-middle class and higher because I doubt many lower class jobs give maternity leave. These numbers are rather odd too, where are you getting them?

    I hate to sound like a real ass here, but where the hell are you getting these statistics? You're rifling them off without a single source. I think we need one here or else these numbers are going to mean nothing.
     

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