Daily Archives: May 3, 2013

Science Fiction Today: Equality

Equality is a buzzword in politics. Equality is an ideal that many strive for and is the motivation behind many movements. At the same time there is a difference between equality and equal rights. One is about everyone living equally and the other is about everyone having an equal opportunity. Equal rights is extremely important and is something that should be strived for. Everyone should have the same opportunity to succeed or fail based on their own choices, not because of someone else deciding they should not be given the chance.

Equality, on the other hand, has amazing potential and at the same time potentially dire consequences. Equality really depends on what you think it means. There is a great thought of a community working together, everyone on equal footing, equal resources, equal chances. Equality means that people are truly equal, in every aspect. Science fiction stories have given some of the best looks at what can happen when we try and make things truly equal. Continue reading