| Sociologists (社会学家), working in western countries, have found that a large number of women |
wished they had been born men. The number is said to be as high as 60% in Germany. "Women often wish
they had the same chances as men have, and think it is still men's world," said Dr James Helen, one of the
sociologists who did the study.
Many men say that they have more duties than women. A man has to make money to support (养活)
his family and to make the important decision, so it is right for men to be paid more. Some are even against
their wives working at all. When wives go out to work , they say, the home and children can not be taken
good care of. If women take full-time jobs, they won't be able to do what they are best at doing: making a
nice home and bringing up the children. Some women disagree. They say they want to get out of their
homes and to have freedom (自由) to choose between work and home life. Women have the right of equal
pay and equal chances (平等机会).
Anne Harper has a very good job. She also believes in "women's liberation (解放) ". "I don't wish I were
a man." she says, and I don't think many women do. But I do wish people would stop treating (对待) us like
second-class people. At work, for example, we usually do the work that men do but get paid less. There are
still a lot of jobs only to men-usually they are the best ones. If you are a man, you have a much better chance
of living a wonderful life. How many women scientists are there …or engineers?