I just read a news article about a woman who was finally granted equal pay by the courts in England. That makes a stark contrast to a current television commercial about aliens, where their positions are reversed and a woman decorates a baby room for a pregnant male.
What if roles were really reversed? Would men be content to do the same work as women but not be paid as much? How did women get into this situation? A woman is the one who brings new life into the world. She should be treated with reverence and respect.
In the legal case on the news, a female classroom assistant received equal pay. This changed the law for all her co-workers. They have endured a seven-year wait. Surely they should receive the same treatment as male manual workers like leisure attendants, road workers, groundsmen, refuse drivers and collectors working at local depots and swimming pools. Despite this, most women see discrimination in the workplace. Pay inequality between men and women is often introduced into domestic politics in many first world countries as an economic problem that needs governmental intervention via regulation.
As more women rise up through the workplace ranks, they elevate the standard for others. Now treated as equal in the sports field, female athletes have gained status. However, more is needed if we want to change this inequality in the human race.