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originally posted by: geezlouise
What Obama is saying is so fugging positive it's amazing anyone is complaining about it.
I shouldn't be surprised though. Haters are gonna be haters.
originally posted by: Talorc
I like how with these issues between the sexes, everyone just assumes it's a social issue and has no root in biology and evolution. But apparently, the whole transgender thing is entirely rooted in biology. Odd, that.
The reason promiscuous women are shamed and trashed is because promiscuously lowers their value as a mate. Think about it--- the imperative for men is to "spread their seed", try to spawn the most offspring so that his genetic line isn't extinguished. A woman who is promiscuous and sleeps around is a liability for a man in a monogamous relationship; she might be cheating, and there's that possibility that the offspring aren't his own. Therefore, there's the risk that his genetic line might fail. Of course we have tests now that can determine the father of kids, but that's a new thing. This is all rooted in biology and instinct.
I think that women should start being more rational about this stuff and less reactionary and emotional. There is a rational, evolutionary reason why you are shamed for being a whore.
originally posted by: dawnstar
President Obama just condemned an ancient double-standard.
the key word is ancient... ya know, it's an idea that has been around throughout the ages..
it's okay for men to have, but women should keep themselves pure and chaste...
it all boils down to the fact that women have children,
and men really do want to know which children are his.
I don't know what it's like now, but when I was in high school, ya, the girls that liked to have that kind of fun weren't thought of that highly really. whereas, the guys well, really had no problems going out with them and having fun. but, when it came to marriage, they really didn't want to marry a girl that was so loose, and I really don't think many of you men would either. I mean, do you really want to marry someone who then has a baby 8 and a half months later and leaves you wondering weather or not the child is really yours? luckily today, we have genetic testing to clear things up, but it's a rather new thing and it seems that cultural taboos last a rather long time.
most of the oppression of women in history probably can be traced back to that one desire of men, to be secure in their fatherhood.
If we allow the world/media to dictate what is acceptable we compromise our chances of happiness.