Why does Empowering Women is considered important by the UN?
I have some doubts about women empowerement, let's take 1 example to illustrate the problem:
- a group of women organized a free computer programming class or lesson ONLY for women, by the intention to get more women involved in the tech industry. (I have seen some of them admit that this is what they aim).
They are now quite an influential NGO and still doing that, only for women. And there are many more similar examples I have seen in LinkedIn.
My doubt is, I don't see why it is so important to get more women involved in tech industry and other industries as well, except for particular jobs that do need women expertise/strength such as Fashion for women etc.
If the number of woman and men in any industry are equal, then what problem does it actually solve??
I see that it creates 2 problems instead:
Unfairness. Why women? Why not just boost the education system without looking at the gender. Also, Empowering the POOR and UNLUCKY ones (who can't afford proper education) seems to be much more important, and accurate. Empowering women does not seem accurate and it is of no importance.
Sacrificing Integrity and Objectivity. The ones who are more skillful and knowledgeable should be the ones who fill in the position, without looking at gender. I have seen that some world leaders chose women to become some of their ministers, for the sake of "gender equality" (they admit it publicly), not because they have the best capacity.
The reason why more men are at labour is because some women prefer to take care of their babies or kids, and nothing is wrong with that. Universities and companies generally don't discriminate women when taking students and employees (unless if there is some corrupt practice by some people).
To solve world problems, the important things are skills and knowledge.
A final thought: the scarcity of resources means that if the UN put an effort to Women Empowerement, then it would waste the potential amount of effort for POOR/Unlucky people Empowerement and world hunger problems.
If we want to solve Discrimination against Women, which is actually rarely happens these days in well developed countries, then the solution is to boost fairness and eradicate corruptive behavior. NOT by creating more unfairness and inaccurate solution.