Im going to argue that it is correct to say that men and women are the same and equal. Both share the same capabilities and opportunities in the community. Should body differences between men and women distinguish what they can or cannot do? Should the differences in physicality between men and women distinguish the roles they take in society? Should men and women have similar modes of education? Gender equality has been a major issue in different communities and regions. Women have been perceived to be physically weaker than the males causing discrimination in roles and positions they take in society. Men and women are essentially the same. (The Republic Book V).
According to Platos argument, Women possess the same quality of soul as a man if stripped of the differences in their body structures. Well, its true that women can take roles of men and can be guardians the same way the men are perceived to be. Women have the ability to think and act like men according to Plato. This brings us to the question if both men and women should have the same modes of education. I think education is the brain ability that both men and women possess to think. In modern education, there is coeducation system where both men and women are educated in the same school and class. The coeducation ideology of education was put in place to enable equal chances of competition between men and women.
In Platos argument, he questions whether a man would take the role of being guardians of the herd with the woman and children are held in a common position (The Republic Book V). Well, both men and women can take a role of a guardian as in the case of single women in modern society. Also, children who are left as orphans have been able to be guardians of each other with the first born taking care of the smaller siblings. This depicts that both man and woman can share responsibilities in the raising of the children regarding financial and emotional support
. When it comes to assuming a leadership position, there
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