This is our discussion on the equal rights for men and women in our society. In this discussion each of us are going to give different opinions on the subject – ” Do men and women have equal rights and opportunities in this modern day and age”.
o Women get the same wage as men if they are as capable. Some women may not have the same qualifications as men or vice versa, so this will affect the wage they receive. As for the ” Champions”, the government have tried their best to apply this technique to as many businesses as possible, but this is not always the way. People get bonuses on the standard of their work, not on whether they’re male or female.
o Specific jobs like manual labour, can’t be an option for a job for some women because of their strength and body structure. For example a 5ft 4, small built women of the age of 20, would not be as strong as a 6ft 2 big built man of the same age. Most people now a days can go into the profession they want. You see a lot more male nurses and female doctors, because of the equal opportunity for men and women. This was not the case 30 odd years ago, but because of people who fought for the equal rights of men and women, has made this possible today.
o This topic has been in the news a lot recently. Because of equal rights more women go to work and earn a fair salary. I think Tessa Jowell is making too big a deal out of this, the majority of women are happy in their job and working environment. This is all that matters.
o Pregnant women wont exactly want to apply for a job when they know in a few months they will go on maternity leave. This is why employers tend not to employ pregnant women, not because they are women, but because they know that they will have to get in temporary staff until they come back to work, which will cost them more money in the long run, but if the women has been in the same company for a long time and she becomes pregnant, the company has to pay her full salary for around 6 months whilst on maternity leave and she will have her job to go back to when the maternity leave is up, and it has been known for men to take maternity leave so the same rules apply for him.
We have come to the conclusion that in most cases men and women do have equal rights, but the minority of people still feel that only men should be pilots and only women should be hair dresses. This minority is stopping the development in the fight for equal rights. Thank you for listening to our views.