John — well, for me gender equality is all about respect and respect at all levels! It perhaps can be quite eloquently put in the words of Mr. Patrick Henry.
Give me liberty, or give me death.
My father reared me up as his equal, and my husband and I are equals. I wouldn’t and won’t have it any other way.
Now, when it comes to physicality, men tend to be somewhat stronger than us women. This isn’t the same case when it comes to IQ. Women’s IQ is as high as men’s IQ, and at times even much higher than men’s intelligence because we women are extraordinarily perceptive. Our intuition gets us farther and quicker because we see things coming long before guys do.
I’m not talking about backward or uncivilized intuition. I’m talking about the kind of intuition that’s well cultivated — like a fine vineyard.
Again, for me everything is about respect. Neither gender owns the exclusivity of life formation. We need each other’s input to make that happen. So mutual respect tells me that I’ll protect and defend everybody’s rights regardless of gender, religion, political inclination, socioeconomic status, physicality, IQ ratio, race, cultural background, and so on (giant etc).
I, however, understand perfectly well what you’re saying, John. Things don’t look equal. Things won’t ever be equal to most people. There’s much social injustice happening all over the world. This has been the trend throughout the history of humanity — sad, sad history.
I, on the other hand, can’t and won’t put myself in the subjugated category in any way, shape, or form. I won’t tolerate that in my world, and we get in life what we tolerate!
Alas, pas moi!❕
Wishing you another awesome day full of writing and everything you love, John. 🖋