In modern society there are innumerable inequalities; inequalities that have existed far past their sell-by date. We live in a society in which men receive more financial gain than women for doing the same job; a society in which white people are treated with more respect than anyone else; a society in which Christianity is the only trusted branch of religion; a society in which inequalities reign free.
The feminist movement has, recently, taken the world by storm, but the fact is there are more inequalities than those that men and women face. I am appalled at the treatment given to those that practice the Muslim faith, that wear either a burqa or a hijab; appalled at the amount of unjustified deaths of African Americans. We, as a nation, should feel more disgusted and embarrassed by the awful injustices suffered by minorities every day.
Equality is not just a matter of rights but it’s the standards and expectations each gender, religious and racial groups are held to. Why do we, as a nation, consistently conform to the narrow minded viewpoints of society? Don’t you want Australia to be the first nation to shatter the glass ceiling and allow the light of equality to enter? Don’t you want to lead the world in a revolutionary movement?
Equal rights are complicated, but not so complicated to resolve. It will take time and it will take effort but isn’t it worth it for people to stop being judged; for rights to stop being withheld from deserving people? Things need to change – we need to change, because, the fact is, white middle aged men are the only people having a good time right now.