Wed | Feb 19, 2020

Where does equality begin or end?

Published:Saturday | January 25, 2020 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam:

The concept of ‘equality’ has become distorted these days. One plus one in male, or one plus one female in cohabiting does not provide the continuity of mankind as does one male plus one female. Is it not more conceptually correct to say that they are complementary?

In the situation where the cohabiting of males with males or females with females flourishes, would this not mean the diminishing of the population and lead one to the case of what happened in the Greek cities of Sodom and Gomorrah – completely destroyed?

And going further, in the concept of equality, is there no rules to guide one in being ‘equal’ or one does what pleases one – such as “I am hungry, I need to eat a food, I have none now, but I have a gun. So, as we are equal and all must eat, I shall point the gun at you and say, let me have that which is in your fridge.” Are all these actions equal!

Consider this: “that which one does, can all others do the same and the world is better for all?” In this we find equality, too. In this equality, there is continuity of our existence. In the equality of male and male cohabitation and female and female cohabitation, there is not.

Where does equality begin or end – or does it? Conceptual clarity is required here. Rules of conduct, morality, perhaps.

ED JOHNSON