Originally posted by andersensrm
reply to post by Starchild23
I think she has a point here. Its not about sexism, but it would be good to note how many people are willing to jump straight to that to disprove, or
humilate the OP. There's the masculinity mentality, which is what I think she is talking about here. Most of us men, don't let our feelings out, we
hold it in, and we do what I refer to as "playing the game". That is we let our emotions, self-centeredness, and probably most importantly our "man's
reputation" direct our actions, which leads to the startling statistics the OP posted. I don't think the OP is going out saying all the problems of
the world are attributed to men, and anyone who goes straight for that, I think is the real sexist. This is something we should address as intelligent
sentient beings. These behaviours are primitive, and are there for a reason, however most of those reasons are dissapating as we get more and more
intelligent and complicated.
A valid point. However, she went the wrong way about it. She tried to completely tear down masculinity...there is divinity in duality, remember.
That's why there are always opposites.
As a male, I can state that a lot of the men I know do not disrespect or degrade women except in fun...and they are quite willing to take a plateful
of it when it comes around to them.
I will not treat women as china dolls. I refuse to. I treat women just as I would any man, because I am not sexist. Also, those same primitive
behaviors are linked (it gets old, repeating this, but no one listens) to our instincts.
The need to reproduce, the need to dominate a space, and the need to establish resources.
Believe it or not, the feminine aspect used to be religiously coveted and worshiped...those days have been gone since the Church was established, but
I repeat: duality is divine.
Both man and woman is needed...but it won't work if they constantly vie for the upper hand. This is how wars happen.
Pharoe, I will grant you your research. But I will also assert that media is the culprit. Media encourages the boys to...well, be boys. And girls to
be girls. It emphasizes this by coaxing boys into violence through football and gorey videogames, and the girls are stuck with makeup and barbie
I love a tomboys and gay people, because then it's evenly spread. The gender role went out the window with girls bobbing their hair and guys kissing
other guys. I love it. It means that the duality is no longer battling...it has the opportunity to find balance. Unfortunately, society still fights
I can only hope balance wins over division of the sexes.
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