Universities should accept equal numbers of male and female students in every subject.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Comments about the task:
- An opinion essay
- The topic is not about FORCING equal numbers, just ACCEPTING.
- It’s easier to agree with accepting and I think I would choose to totally agree. Note that it is easy to sound sexist when disagreeing with accepting equal numbers of students.
Plan: Potential Ideas
-gender equality/human rights
– Chances of gender discrimination in society will greatly reduce if men and women study together more.
-allow people to follow their passion
-let people choose their career paths
-Each gender is suited to different kinds of subjects/careers
-men should have priority because they are the main breadwinner (I would NOT write this though as it is extremely sexist and you may anger the examiner).
More women than men should be accepted as part of affirmative action programs to address the disadvantages women face in society
It has been proposed that tertiary institutions should accept the same proportion of students to each course. I totally agree with this notion as it is in accordance with the principles of gender equality and it will also serve to create a more harmonious society and reduce gender discrimination.
I believe that universities must accept equal numbers of students from each gender for a particular course that they wish to apply to. The reason for this is because favouring one sex over the other is a form of discrimination, which should not be accepted in any civilised society. This is because it influences the ability for people to pursue careers and have equal rights in society. For example, in Cambodia, where women are not allowed to study at university, they are severely disadvantaged in the workforce and very few are able to establish satisfactory careers.
Another benefit of accepting a similar number of students from each gender is that it will lead to a society with less gender discrimination. The basic logic here is that if tertiary students have a chance to study with members of the opposite sex they will be more likely to be able to interact and communicate with the opposite gender outside of school. For instance, my cousin studied engineering in an almost exclusively male class and as a result, he is very shy of the opposite sex and gets nervous every time he has to talk to a girl.
In conclusion, I absolutely believe that tertiary institutions should accept equal numbers of male and female students in order to avoid sexual discrimination and assure a harmonious society. Therefore, a policy of equal acceptance should be instituted in every country of the world, and any kind of gender-based quotas should be abolished. [296 words]
Gender = sexuality as a male/female
Equality = people being equal regardless of sex, race, and religion
harmonious society = a peaceful society
gender discrimination = policies that favour one gender or the other
equal rights = having equal chances to things like education and employment
tertiary institutions = universities and technical institutes
abolished: eliminated, eradicated