Equal Partners
by Roland Ezri

Equal Partners by Roland Ezri

Equal Partners

By Roland Ezri

"Women are the backbone of all societies. They do a substantial part of the work, and play a major role in raising the future generation yet they are largely powerless. The decisions that count are made by men and foisted upon women."

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Roland Ezri has been watching the interactions between men and women in the workplace, in the community and in homes for decades. He has observed the gender inequalities that exist across cultures and countries, and has become aware of what mankind is missing out on because of gender inequality.

Ezri believes that men and women have complimentary qualities, and that all of those qualities are needed in order to for societies to advance. Neither men nor women can have supremacy, but they must share power equally. That will give us the benefits of all the best qualities of men and women.

Ezri demonstrates that women have made some progress toward equality with men in some societies, but says that it is not enough. We have only accomplished the first stage of the movement toward equality. Ezri insists that women have the power and capacity to achieve equality, but they do not choose to exercise that power.

We need a second stage toward equality, according to Ezri. That’s what this book, Equal Partners is about. Ezri says we need to consider three questions as we transition into this second stage:

  • Why should women seek political and economic equality?
  • What is standing in their way?
  • How can it be accomplished?

He proposes that a group of men and women could form an Equal Partnership team to answer those questions and begin working toward true equality for men and women.

Equal Partners presents an interesting proposition and some thought provoking questions. The author explains his ideas thoroughly and provides many examples of how equality can and, occasionally, does work. He encourages women to begin to exercise their political and economic power to bring about the next stage of gender equality, not for their own sakes, but for the sake of mankind.

You may not agree with everything Ezri proposes, and you may consider his thoughts idealistic or utopian, but he will make you will think about the issue of gender equality. That in itself is a step toward Equal Partnership.

The above review was contributed by: Penny Watkins, Freelance Writer, Mother, Grandmother, and Cat Lady.