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Vic Christian

October 04, 2013  5:37pm

James - this is indeed the current push by feminists. As the "equal pay" did not give them what they want - they now want pay according to "comparable worth." Look it up in the internet. Thanks

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James Cowles

October 03, 2013  10:05am

@ Vic Christian: "Unfortunately, many on the feminist side want woman to be paid the same as men for different jobs requiring the same amount of education or other variables." Not familiar with anyone, even any feminist, who believes / advocates this. Examples?

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James Cowles

October 03, 2013  10:04am

@ Carole Arms: "Equal in ability ... " I didn't read the statement that way. I interpreted "equal in ability" to mean "equal in the ability to do X, where X is a task / undertaking / profession that is not essentially dependent on gender for its accomplishment". So, of course, women are not "equal in ability" to men, when it comes to fathering children. Nor are men "equal in ability" to women when it comes to carrying a pregnancy. But "equal in ability" to be good engineers, attorneys, electricians, brickmasons ... etc.? Yes. Some women are good at math, others not. Some women are good at music, others not. Etc., etc. A woman who is not competent as a musician should not be paid the same as, say, Yitzhak Perlman. No one is saying otherwise. But a FEMALE Yitzhak Perlman should be paid the same as her male counterpart.

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Vic Christian

October 03, 2013  9:10am

Nick T - sorry for the confusion. Yes - I do want women to be paid the same as men if doing the exact same job. This is currently the law and most people would agree that it is taking place. Good. Unfortunately, many on the feminist side want woman to be paid the same as men for different jobs requiring the same amount of education or other variables.

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Carole Arms

October 03, 2013  8:44am

I don't agree totally with this statement: "Feminism is simply the belief that women are equally as human as men; equal in the eyes of God, equal in image-bearing, equal in ability." Equal in ability... God's word clearly says that "women are the weaker vessel" -1 Peter 3:7 "Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers." and -1 Corinthians 11:3 "But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God." That's a pretty clear cut, bold statement about "ability". The definition of ability is: The quality of being able to do something, especially the physical, mental, financial, or legal power to accomplish something. Yes, we are able, but we need to remain humble in acknowledging what we can do and what we cannot do. We are blessed with different abilit

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