Different Qualities between Men and Women
By Jeenn Lee Hsieh
Some people think that men and women have different qualities. Therefore, some certain jobs are suitable for men and some jobs are suitable for women. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
It is generally agreed that men and women are created equal but they have different missions in life due mainly to biological inclinations. This leads one to believe that some specific jobs better fit either males or females only, with people of both sexes doing what they do best. Although the gender issue in terms of work opportunities and income disparities still exists today, no one should ever imagine changing the charm that belongs to women and the strength to men.
To begin with, women's charm often works wonders. To illustrate this point, one need only to see the way they use men to do what they want. In general, women are superior to men in caring and nurturing and other fields related to domesticity, therefore those women who seek to be equal to men in strength lack correct ambition. It is interesting to point out that, in the fields of administrative and secretarial workplace, females outnumber males about four to one while the number of female presidents and prime ministers, and of CEOs and managers, is also up and rising. Furthermore, nowadays it is scarcely possible to stop women from replacing men in whatever jobs in which talents and abilities are concerned and strength is not essential. If at this time there are still more men in charge, it is because women have other jobs that are more rewarding and charming to do, like being mothers at home.
In comparison, men have traditionally been viewed as the breadwinners or workers owing to their strength. The macho-image is active and aggressive. Needless to say, some particular jobs may exclusively go to them. One should note here that women, naturally passive and charming, need not apply for such posts as miners, sailors, ironsmiths or butchers and the like. In view of this, the traditional stereotypes are as good today as they used to be. What really matters then is that men and women are happy in their corresponding roles, even though there are obvious disparities between individuals as a result of gender.
As a conclusion, one should not forget the paradox that just as women's strength is charm, men's charm is strength, other things being equal. Besides, one should also accept that the quality of employment depends as much on biological differences as on qualification similarities. In real life, neither gender is the weak sex.