Home > Lifestyle > Woman > Your life Updated 18 September 2013 A raw deal for SA women: users speak Are women really second-class citizens? Here’s what users had to say. 8 Pin It iStock Related SA women 'second-class citizens' say stats Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Join Talk forums » Ask CyberShrink » Ask GynaeDoc » Dr Sascha Edelstein on latest advancements in birth control Dr Sascha Edelstein on the controversial yaz pill According to the Gender Statistics in SA 2011 report the scale remains tilted in favour of men with regards to education and literacy, employment and financial standing.Are SA women second class citizens? Here’s what users had to say.Timetofly V Valkyrie: The very fact this world is so messed up shows who the real second rates are, thankfully in my life and household we all equals. As long as women allow themselves to be treated that way then the above article will always be true especially in black and white society. I notice women always defer to men in everything whether right or wrong, that needs to change and you women believe in yourselves, educate and know you got more of a brain and mind to function well if not better than men.Leon Kaltwasser: Women want equal rights to education and employment opportunities. But they simultaneously want to be mothers as well. That does not work in the workplace arena especially not in the private sector. They must attend to domestic matters which are to the detriment of the employer. They've got the means and support not to get pregnant. They can abort the foetus if they want to focus on their careers. Whose fault is it? This status is bound to remain unchanged.Louwellen Van Rooy: What is the problem? Women were second class since Eve fed Adam the fruit in paradise. She knew what she was up to and that is why they are second class citizens.Tanya Eyden: Women need to be educated, gone are the days when we would be home barefoot and pregnant and when the husband becomes abusive, "if" then there's no place to run. Educated women can stand on their own 2 feet and raise their kids.Stefan van Biljon: Biggest nonsense. I am a white S.A. male. Before the ANC came into power I worked and earned enough to sustain myself. I am 40 years old I haven’t had a decent job for 15 years since I was retrenched! My salary is R3500 a month, my rent is R2700 rand a month I have to beg for food and clothes. I have no car! I can’t support a family so I cannot get married! Yet I work from 8:30 to 17h00 every day! God will not bless or have mercy on S.A. because of its corrupt and satanic government. And they will pay for it sooner or later! Health24 More in Lifestyle Friends are key to healthy habits More: WomanYour life What are your thoughts? Email us advertisement Get a quote Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 8 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Recovery after exercise is an essential part of any workout What is Metabolic Syndrome? Could you have it? Eyecare for computer users Treet-It Anti-Lice aiding schools in the prevention of Head Lice Live healthier Fight the flu » Colds and flu Flu near you? Flu can kill Swine flu is coming – time to get your shot! The WHO has warned that the swine flu is making its way south as the temperature drops. And it's a particularly virulent strain. Everyone should get vaccinated. Great skin » Probiotics and skin Your skin Oily skins 5 steps to blemish-free healthy skin Thought those embarrassing breakouts would go the same way of teenage angst and strict curfews? As it turns out, adult acne is becoming increasingly common.