The Equality Myth

Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact. –HonorĂ© de Balzac, French playwright

Tennis great John McEnroe recently got in trouble when he would not agree in an interview that Serena Williams was the greatest tennis player of all time. He called her the greatest women’s player ever but would not capitulate under the obvious pressure. He clarified what he meant in the same interview when he said, “Well because if she was in, if she played the men’s circuit, she’d be like 700 in the world.” And, as if on cue, the feminists went crazy. Or should I say crazier than they already are.

There is a reason men and women do not compete against one another. Each sex (and yes, I am using the word by its scientific definition) fulfills different biological roles and are compliments of one another, not equals. Men are stronger and faster and the builders of civilization. Women are gentler and kinder and the nurturers of the next generation. They fulfill certain biological roles in order to propagate the species and what one lacks, the other makes up for.

Equality does not exist, and never will exist; nor can it ever be socially engineered to be a reality. This should be a fact so obvious to common sense that it need not be discussed. All men and women are equal in value, but not equal in ability. No man is greater than another, and no man is equal to another. Equality does not exist in nature, for if it did, it would not have to be manufactured by governments, HR departments, or a host of other social justice movements trying to achieve the impossible.

Rather than take any mention of the differences between the sexes as a slight, the feminists and egalitarians need to embrace the unique attributes that both men and women possess as complimentary and not equal. If we were all the same the world would be boring. If all had equal abilities there would be no marveling at great works of art or a new world record in sports. There would be no great accomplishments or any weaknesses to overcome. The egalitarians cry out for a world full of diversity, yet lose their minds when that diversity results in a naturally occurring inequality. Enjoy Roger Federer and Serena Williams and marvel at their accomplishments, but refrain from the inane comparison that just invites further division and animosity.


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