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Literally, the book states that a man's rule over women is part of a curse? I'm surprised that more people don't notice this.
To the woman He said, "I will greatly multiply Your pain in childbirth, In pain you will bring forth children; Yet your desire will be for your husband, And he will rule over you."
Originally posted by U4ea82
reply to post by CrikeyMagnet
If I could give this a million stars, I would. Amazing response, seriously
Originally posted by Egyptia
reply to post by tw0330
The world has been a patriarchal system for thousands of years. Women's rights is a direct response and retalliation to the fact that it has been a man's world from what seems the beginning of hisorical data.
It is still a man's world even if there are Women's Studies being taught in schools and not The Study of Men.
To this day the majority of the world is dominated by men and 'women' are subjected to what diminished capacity they are relegated to.
We are not even close to a place where we can rule together as equal's.
You want to discuss what isn't fair? Try being a woman in this world.
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Originally posted by U4ea82
reply to post by tegz_1
That's kind of funny
But, I like making sandwiches so I guess my guy got lucky. I also like to clean.... I suppose I'm sort of old school when it comes to gender roles. I DO work and I bring home a sizeable pay check but, I like doing the things that are generally considered "women's work" because I'm a nurturer I guess. I like taking care of others.
Originally posted by tw0330
reply to post by U4ea82
I was adopted and my (biological) sister is severely mentally handycapped because of my biological mother who was guilty of neglect and abuse, but was never prosecuted or arrested. The father was around, and never actually did the abuse, but because she claimed he abused her, he was put in jail.
Even though it was found that she abused her children severly, I was the only one ever taken from her. two other children stayed with her, and she ran to another state with them. a few years later she was murdered (drug deal gone wrong) and the two children had been found with a male she had sold them to for drugs a month before.
Today I have contact with my sister who is 33 but has the mental capacity of a 10 year old. I have yet to have contact with my half brother.
I am not looking for sympathy, I only want to point out that women can be just as cruel as men and had the courts believed the father in this case, maybe, just maybe my sister wouldn't be mentally disabled.
Originally posted by arpgme
reply to post by Nietrick
To say that men are being emasculated is to say that there is something wrong with a man being feminine.
This whole idea of "femininity" and "masculinity" are social constructs. The French men used to wear high-heels because being taller than the other men was a sign of superiority, but now if a man were to wear high-heels it'll just look feminine. Also, The Irish men used to wear skirts. There is a tribe where men stay at home and are gentle and kind and the woman carries the baby around and work and be strong.
This whole idea about "emasculation" is just a matter of perspective.