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    Re: How Much Of This Is Truly Harassment????

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    But I am highlighting some serious problems with the idea that it is completely or mostly innate.

    Some of it may be, but individual professions change. In the medical field for instance, men preferred to have positions of authority which established, again, professional prestige. The problem was when it came to, say, women's health, they weren't all that knowledgable. Midwives and other trusted women used methods not embraced by the professional men doctors. Later it turned out that they had started to embrace women's medical knowledge and attempted to usurp the traditionally-female dominated practices. Once again, they used their prestige and their scholarship as justifications to remove women from their place in society. Nurses, for instance, became the woman's domain and were subservient to the trained male in medicine.

    As I said, what became "men's work" and "women's work" shifted over time. However, a somewhat consistent rhetorical basis remained to justify those changes. Women were the nurturers, but they weren't that smart. Men on the other hand, were professionals, smart, and public figures, but not nurturers.
    At the same time, however, you're basically just talking about the same theme playing its self out over and over again in slightly different ways. That does seem to imply "innate" factors at play.

    Even in "Matrilinieal" societies, the same dynamics you described above tend to be in place, with males filling "prestigious" warrior, political, or hunter roles while women tend to fill roles more related to the domestic running of day-to-day affairs. It simply happens to be the case that the focus of the societies in question has been shifted in such a way as to make the domestic side of things much more important than than the political or warrior side, so the women basically run things on a de facto basis.

    In short, the lyrics may change, but the tune remains the same.

    What is or is not "women's work" or "men's work" changes over time. However, the fact that men and women alike tend to gravitate to certain gender centered archetypes in undeniable.
    Last edited by Gathomas88; 11-01-14 at 11:28 AM.

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    Re: How Much Of This Is Truly Harassment????

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post

    What is or is not "women's work" or "men's work" changes over time. However, the fact that men and women alike tend to gravitate to certain gender centered archetypes in undeniable.
    There are women fighter pilots. There are women leaders of state. There are men being great stay-at-home fathers.

    It's not that genders prefer one job or another; it's that society sets up a structure where certain jobs are assumed to be one gender or another and most people, because they grow up in that society, fall in line with that. When society expectations change (i.e. with teaching) then people's behaviors change.

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    Re: How Much Of This Is Truly Harassment????

    "have a nice evening" that guy should be shot for being so cruel.

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    Re: How Much Of This Is Truly Harassment????

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    There are women fighter pilots. There are women leaders of state. There are men being great stay-at-home fathers.

    It's not that genders prefer one job or another; it's that society sets up a structure where certain jobs are assumed to be one gender or another and most people, because they grow up in that society, fall in line with that. When society expectations change (i.e. with teaching) then people's behaviors change.
    They are all minorities, and show absolutely no signs of becoming anything more than that any time soon.

    Again, at the end of the day, there is really no evidence whatsoever to suggest that women or men are being "culturally oppressed." They make the choice to focus on some careers over others all by themselves.

    They do so in every culture we are aware of, no matter how "egalitarian" it may appear.

    Frankly, there is nothing wrong with that, other than it happens to ruffle some people's ideological feathers the wrong way.

    There is also a substantial amount of evidence to suggest that tossing aside more conventional models doesn't really work especially well anyway.

    For instance, women who make substantially more money than their husbands can be shown, on a statistical basis, to cheat and file for divorce more often. They simply find it harder to respect their mates, or find them sexually desirable.

    Likewise, the entrance of women into the workforce en masse has a lot to do with how our society's birthrates have fallen into the toilet in recent decades. For the first time in history, most of the Western world has more people dying every year than are being born.

    Men are also massively more likely to abuse children than women, so "stay at home" fathers arguably aren't a great idea for the vast majority of couples anyway.
    Last edited by Gathomas88; 11-01-14 at 12:35 PM.

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    Re: How Much Of This Is Truly Harassment????

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    They are all minorities, and show absolutely no signs of becoming anything more than that any time soon.

    Again, at the end of the day, there is really no evidence whatsoever to suggest that women or men are being "culturally oppressed." They make the choice to focus on some careers over others all by themselves.

    They do so in every culture we are aware of, no matter how "egalitarian" it may appear.

    Frankly, there is nothing wrong with that, other than it happens to ruffle some people's ideological feathers the wrong way.

    There is also a substantial amount of evidence to suggest that tossing aside more conventional models doesn't really work especially well anyway.

    For instance, women who make substantially more money than their husbands can be shown, on a statistical basis, to cheat and file for divorce more often. They simply find it harder to respect their mates, or find them sexually desirable.

    Likewise, the entrance of women into the workforce en masse has a lot to do with how our society's birthrates have fallen into the toilet in recent decades. For the first time in history, most of the Western world has more people dying every year than are being born.

    Men are also massively more likely to abuse children than women, so "stay at home" fathers arguably aren't a great idea for the vast majority of couples anyway.
    Any documentation on any of your allegations?

    I'll show you how that works. Here's an article about men moving into "traditionally female" occupations:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/21/bu...anted=all&_r=0

    While women continue to make inroads into prestigious, high-wage professions dominated by men, more men are reaching for the dream in female-dominated occupations that their fathers might never have considered.

    The trend began well before the crash, and appears to be driven by a variety of factors, including financial concerns, quality-of-life issues and a gradual erosion of gender stereotypes. An analysis of census data by The New York Times shows that from 2000 to 2010, occupations that are more than 70 percent female accounted for almost a third of all job growth for men, double the share of the previous decade.
    So yes, which jobs you go for is not determined because of some biological imperative.

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    Re: How Much Of This Is Truly Harassment????

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    Any documentation on any of your allegations?
    The drawbacks of being a female breadwinner

    Does a More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex?

    Warning Bell for Developed Countries: Declining Birth Rates

    Male versus Female: who is more likely to perpetrate child abuse

    I'll show you how that works. Here's an article about men moving into "traditionally female" occupations:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/21/bu...anted=all&_r=0

    So yes, which jobs you go for is not determined because of some biological imperative.
    That is still only a small minority. There is no evidence whatsoever that any kind of "equilibrium" or "role reversal" is going to be reached here, with 50% of men choosing to be stay at home dads and preschool teachers, and 50% of women choosing to be infantry ground pounders, professional athletes, or corporate sharks.

    Besides which, I already noted that professions tend to sway back and forth between the genders, depending on cultural perceptions. It is the archetypes which remain the same, not the set professions.

    We might very well see more male nurses, if nursing becomes a more "macho" and prestigious field. Likewise, we might very well see more women in the corporate world if the macho elements are toned down, and the values women tend to gravitate towards are more strongly emphasized.

    It doesn't change the fact that both sexes tend to have an innate and overwhelming preference for one over the other, however.
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    Re: How Much Of This Is Truly Harassment????

    Thank you for your links. The first article doesn't actually support your earlier statement -
    For instance, women who make substantially more money than their husbands can be shown, on a statistical basis, to cheat and file for divorce more often. They simply find it harder to respect their mates, or find them sexually desirable.
    For example, it says:
    even whether couples choose to stay married.
    which doesn't say it's the women who are deciding on divorce. And

    Men who were completely dependent on their female partner’s salary were five times more likely to cheat than men who made an equal amount of money.
    The men are cheating, not the women.

    And the rest of the article certainly seems to say it's men's attitudes that are the problem
    many men still believe it’s important for them to earn more than their wives.

    t in relationships where women make a little bit more than their partners, men are about 10% more likely to require prescription pills to combat erectile dysfunction (ED), insomnia, and anxiety.
    Sounds to me like we should focus on men's self-esteem, reassuring them they have more to contribute to a relationship than just money, rather than blaming the women for earning more.

    I do agree that men are more likely to abuse children than women; however, I don't see that as a reason to keep them from being stay-at-home fathers. There are many men who make wonderful fathers; why are you judging them all by those men who do abuse? And all caregivers do need support systems - play groups, other parents to chat with, short-term day care. I just can't agree with your conclusion
    Men are also massively more likely to abuse children than women, so "stay at home" fathers arguably aren't a great idea for the vast majority of couples anyway.
    But thank you for posting the links.

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    Re: How Much Of This Is Truly Harassment????

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    Thank you for your links. The first article doesn't actually support your earlier statement -


    For example, it says:
    which doesn't say it's the women who are deciding on divorce. And



    The men are cheating, not the women.

    And the rest of the article certainly seems to say it's men's attitudes that are the problem


    Sounds to me like we should focus on men's self-esteem, reassuring them they have more to contribute to a relationship than just money, rather than blaming the women for earning more.

    I do agree that men are more likely to abuse children than women; however, I don't see that as a reason to keep them from being stay-at-home fathers. There are many men who make wonderful fathers; why are you judging them all by those men who do abuse? And all caregivers do need support systems - play groups, other parents to chat with, short-term day care. I just can't agree with your conclusion

    But thank you for posting the links.
    I was mistaken with regard to cheating. However, I was correct with regard to divorce.

    When she makes more marriage difficulties jump and divorce rates rise by 50%.

    Secondly, we don't really know the causes of these problems. The researchers are simply speculating.

    All we do know for a fact is that marriage dynamics where the woman holds a disproportionate amount of power tend to turn out badly. Men feel listless and unnecessary, and women lose respect for them as such. Things fall apart from there.

    Removing "traditional values" from the equation doesn't seem to help much of anything either.

    Due to the effects of welfare and high levels of unemployment, a lot of black women tend to make more than their men in the black community, and there really is no expectation of marriage or "traditional gender roles" there.

    The result has basically been the complete disintegration of the family unit, with single mothers being the order of the day, and listless men only hanging around long enough to sire children out of wedlock, before moving on to the next target.

    It's essentially the Hypergamy principle in action. Women aren't going to "settle down" with any one mate if they aren't getting anything out of it they couldn't get otherwise.

    A lot of men are pretty much dogs anyway besides.
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    Re: How Much Of This Is Truly Harassment????

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    At the same time, however, you're basically just talking about the same theme playing its self out over and over again in slightly different ways. That does seem to imply "innate" factors at play.

    Even in "Matrilinieal" societies, the same dynamics you described above tend to be in place, with males filling "prestigious" warrior, political, or hunter roles while women tend to fill roles more related to the domestic running of day-to-day affairs. It simply happens to be the case that the focus of the societies in question has been shifted in such a way as to make the domestic side of things much more important than than the political or warrior side, so the women basically run things on a de facto basis.

    In short, the lyrics may change, but the tune remains the same.

    What is or is not "women's work" or "men's work" changes over time. However, the fact that men and women alike tend to gravitate to certain gender centered archetypes in undeniable.
    I think there's probably something about a social impulse to follow what is masculine and feminine, but the particulars shift over time. Thus medicine and teaching aren't inherently female or male, but shift over time.

    But I suppose that's enough of a diversion from our young lady on the streets facing comments about her butt and breasts.
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    Re: How Much Of This Is Truly Harassment????

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I think there's probably something about a social impulse to follow what is masculine and feminine, but the particulars shift over time. Thus medicine and teaching aren't inherently female or male, but shift over time.

    But I suppose that's enough of a diversion from our young lady on the streets facing comments about her butt and breasts.
    Well, I would argue that there is a certain "baseline" biological impetus which forms the foundations of the social impulse in question (though, yes, I absolutely agree that the social side of things shifts over time).

    However, as you said, the discussion of that topic has gotten us more than off track enough for this thread already.

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