I watched Alex Borstein perform her comedy set Corsets & Clown Suits on Prime. And she said something that got me thinking...
%% > "You want equality, right ladies? No. You don't want equality, you want equity.
> Equality is where everyone is treated the same. Equity is where everyone gets access to the resources they need to achieve their own success. And that's how we achieve equality.
> You can't have equality without equity. And I don't think, as long as we have this gender gap, I don't know that it's possible." %%
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I thought this was a really interesting take on the gender gap.
So then, obviously, I had to look into what actually is the difference between equality and equity.
- ==Equality:== equivalence, par, sameness
- ==Equity:== fairness
My first thought was - is there a difference?
I keep coming back to it over and over again, and there may well be a difference.
Going back to women always [[Toilet Queues|queuing for the toilets]]...
- Equality is having the same space allocated to them.
- Equity is having the space required to ensure that we do not have to queue all the time with kids, elderly parents, and so on.
Again, equality is the same; equity is fairness.
Do we want equality when we are so very, very different?
I'm still pondering on the difference between the two. And it's definitely worth pondering.