Is Equality a Dated Term?

There’s a lot of talk about Diversity, but what does that mean for equality?

Find out about Equality and why it may be a dated term.

Here are some key messages from this episode:

  • The confusion around the use of the term “Equality”
  • The contradiction between Diversity & Equality
  • The problem of Equality for the future

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode

Equality is a term that is often used without careful consideration

“people aren’t clear when they say they want equality. Are we talking about treating everyone equally?”

Equality requires a standard that may not work for everyone

“equality requires a benchmark to be equal to.. an archetype, a standard.. in this case it’s male”

Equality may be useful now, but it may limit us in the future

“What we believe, in the future we want, we will live in a system that will share the advantages and benefits…”

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