After studying the battle of the sexes that has many fronts throughout time and spanning the whole world, our team has realised the magnitude of the issue. Not only is this conflict between men and women a petty quarrel in the bedroom, but it is a struggle that involves the human race as a whole. Gender inequality and our struggle to find our identities are not merely on a personal level.
This age-old struggle has resulted in decades long of female oppression, causing possibly deaths of billions of women. What makes one furious is that such oppression and domination still occurs today. While readers from modernised societies can sit here and enjoy equal basic rights to live, we have to be aware that every moment of the day something horrid happens to a female; a woman is raped, a female child is aborted or that wives are beaten up.
Even in developed countries today, this equality and harmony of the sexes are still not attained. Feminism still has a cause that is worth fighting for, with much under-representation of females in many spheres of life and stereotypical ideas attached to a woman. Females are still unable to break out of certain assumptions that define their behaviour. While so, we have to consider the male's perspective as well. Few people recognise the needs of men, with cases of male rape, domestic violence against husbands and societal expectations. Social expectations of men to behave against a certain type seem to be even more pervasive than stereotypes of women. For instance, one is more able to accept a career-minded lady now as compared to a house-husband.
This is not to say that we point fingers at one single sex as the cause of pain and suffering of another. Most of the time, individuals' behaviour are shaped by centuries of culture, tradition and preconceived notions that cannot be eradicated at once. The man and the woman are both the victims here, because of the fact that we are unable to find a perfect balance between the sexes.
Therefore, what is the balance that can satisfy both sexes for years to come? This is the exact question our team attempts to answer, especially when we look to the non-patriarchal social order to seek for the solution. It seems that after many years, experts and researchers still have not found such a solution. This is due to the fact that such an issue concerns our fundamental existence. We have to consider that men and women are inherently different but inherently the same as well.
So, what do we do with ourselves now? How do we search for this equilibrium? While our team may not have the perfect solution, we would have to say that each and every one of you can make a difference. Whether you are male or female, the change starts with you. You can begin by respecting and accepting the male and female counterparts around you. Also, we feel that you can also make a difference by helping to alter the horrid situation for women in the cultures where they are still oppressed. (Click here for the article on Fighting Oppression.) We have to begin by recognising each other's basic and essential human rights before we go on to look for the perfect solution for men and women.