Recently there has been a lot of talk about equality and the reality is that equality is a fallacy. That is unless people mean, “we are all equal because every person matters”, or “we are all equal because we are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God” – which I doubt they do.
Look, the reality is there are some things that women can do that men cannot. There is always someone that is more gifted then you or more discipled then you. There will always be people who are better than others in social situations and those who are better in individual conversations.
If we lived in this idea that equality exists – nothing would get done. Employers would be forced to hire people not because of skill, discipline, or integrity…but because everyone is the same…which taken to the logical extent means we can all do the same and accomplish the same – which is false.
The truth is when people talk about equality, what they are really speaking of is fairness. Which is another topic for another day.
All in all, the sooner we embrace the fact that we are created differently the sooner we can come to grips with the fact that it’s OK to not be equal. Until that time the word equality continues to be code word for fairness…and I hate to be the bearer of bad news – but sometimes life just isnt fair.