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Originally posted by jordanfutchy
Who controls "Public Opinion" the public?
Originally posted by LordGoofus
As much we love to think of modern society as "progressive", the gender stereotypes are still very much alive and kicking. I'm definately partly to blame by marrying a "traditional" asian girl with the old fashioned "women look after the kids, men bring in the money" attitude, but personally I'm suffering at the moment from the exact stereotype you describe. My life consists of work, pay bills, sleep, work some more, cut out alchohol, junk food, clubbing, car modifications, weekend cruises, travel, gym, basically everything that used to make me, "me" in order to ensure my wife has a "stable" environment (read: shopping & eating out with friends every other day and basically not have to worry about where her next meal is going to come from or holding any real responsibility).
We're never going to get the whole battle of the sexes/races thing right until we stop thinking of male/female, black/white, and start thinking in terms of "you're a human, and that's another human. That person has a certain set of strengths, and that other person has a different set of strengths". Whether someone is male, female, caucasian, asian or african should be treated as a fact, not something that defines their worth/responsibilities.