Comments sometimes spark an interesting sidebar conversation. In replying to Anne J. about how stereotypes aggravate me, I had a thought.
Slowly, the thought became an idea, a very simple idea.
#1. Are these two people physically equal?
Fallacy: Therefore, women must not be equal to men.
#2. Are these two people physically equal?
Fallacy: Therefore, men must not be equal to women.
#3. Are these two people equal?
As in so many things, society seems to get hung up on the physical details. However, humanity itself is not a 1:1 equation.
We are not math.
We are people.
Equality is not a matter of muscle mass; it’s a matter of intrinsic value.
That is why women are equal to men, and why men are equal to women.
Simply put, that is equality.