Tuesday 08 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike
As much as men think they rule the species, covet those positions of power in politics, business and the home, the reality is we are all equal and different. We all have differing interests, capabilities, skills, and aptitudes that lead us to our own achievements in life, successful or otherwise. However, unless we are afforded the rights and opportunities of equality, then we can not judge equality by achievement alone.
Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. It’s a day when, hopefully, the world can do away with its neolithic prejudices and accept equality as simply that. The world is filled with some very capable women, and plenty of incapable too; just the same as for men…. that’s the point, we are who we are, and what ‘bits’ we are born with should not and can not define our right be as successful, happy, bonkers or strange as we wish to be; not based on gender anyhow!
I have had the honour and pleasure to have known some remarkable women in my time. Having been married, widowed and married again, I count myself as one of the luckiest chaps to walk this earth. Both are successful, highly capable, yet totally different, and again, that’s the whole point isn’t it? I have also worked for some astoundingly capable female managers at all levels, and worked alongside many female colleagues over the years – what an honour…
So yes, I’m pro-equality, but not because I believe women are better, just that we are who we are, as people, as individuals. Nothing more, nothing less. For the testosterone-fuelled twats oıt there who patronisingly believe that we are still cavemen put on this earth to swing a big club around in order to ‘protect’ our womenfolk, get real guys….