Argumentative Essay: Are Men And Women Equal?

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Are men and women equal? “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” A quote from Nelson Mandela stating the righteous definition of freedom. [1] Many groups; whether racial, religious and even gender related have been distinguished as inferior to others in many cultures. People have been arguing over a century and a half whether men and women are equal. [2] Men and women are not equal, because each gender has different general and physical abilities, they are different physiologically
Many of whom come to argue that men and women are equal make a mistake when they start listing differences between men and women. This is because there is a paradox created
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However, this cannot be true, simply for the fact that each gender faces different types of events that if we overlook and continue to equalize between genders would put our society at a disadvantage. For example, men and women can take paternity and maternity leaves, this allows for better conditions to raise the child. However, these two leaves are not equal, nor a man can take the maternity leave, while the woman can. [9] This is regulated to ensure that the economy does not fall, while raising a good generation of future citizens. This does not mean that all rights are regulated in a good way, one of these rights could be the right for a woman to drive in Saudi Arabia, where women are prohibited from driving. "If a woman drives a car, not out of pure necessity, that could have negative physiological impacts as functional and physiological medical studies show that it automatically affects the ovaries and pushes the pelvis upwards. That is why we find those who regularly drive have children with clinical problems of varying degrees.” as stated by Sheikh Saleh al-Lohaidan.
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