View Poll Results: Overall, was feminism bad for America?

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  • Yes, it was bad for America

    48 41.03%
  • No, it was good for America

    51 43.59%
  • A little bad and a little good. Overall it was neutral

    4 3.42%
  • A little bad and a little good. It changed a lot but not one way or the other.

    10 8.55%
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    6 5.13%
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    Re: Overall, was feminism bad for America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    You know what...screw that noise. I've heard this b.s. about "men and women are different" for my entire life. Guess what? Men and men are different. Women and women are different.

    My personality type is ENFP. Only 3% of the world's population type is the same as mine. I have about 136% more in common witha male ENFP than I do with a woman of another personality type.

    I'm really sick of how people use their engrained prejudices, on both sides, about male/female roles to justify stupidity.

    We're all different. Judging people on the basis of gender, and believing that you can draw any meaningful conclusions about their personalities or psychologies is stupid.
    What you said is true, but there are general trends based on gender.
    You'll always have exceptions but the trends exist because we evolved that way.

    Why do you consider it as bad?
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    Re: Overall, was feminism bad for America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    What you said is true, but there are general trends based on gender.
    I'm sorry, but I think that those so-called "trends" largely exist in people's imaginations and in the reinforced cultural norms you were raised in. You see those trends because you WANT or EXPECT to see those trends.

    Notes on gender distributions � Within the historic data collected from the MBTI, the functions of thinking vs. feeling is the only variable that has shown a gender trend. About 60% of men reported they are Thinkers, while %60 of women reported they are Feelers. These percentages fall into cultural stereotypes about males emphasizing thinking, and women feeling. However, as we move into a new century as gender lines and roles are becoming blurred, and gender roles less definitive in modern cultures it will be interesting to see if these statistics change.
    MBTI descriptions

    When I've taken the MBTI test, I fall right on the 50% mark between being emotional and being rational. Some men may be more rational than some women, but some men are also far LESS rational than some women.

    I look forward to the day when we outrgow these tired notions that our personalities and brains are shaped by our genitalia.

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    Re: Overall, was feminism bad for America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    You'll always have exceptions but the trends exist because we evolved that way.
    The trend you're talking about dates primarily to the Victorian era, when the upper class decided that women were delicate little flowers.

    Feel free to post evidence that supports your claims that women are less risk-taking than men.

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    Re: Overall, was feminism bad for America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    You know what...screw that noise. I've heard this b.s. about "men and women are different" for my entire life. Guess what? Men and men are different. Women and women are different.

    My personality type is ENFP. Only 3% of the world's population type is the same as mine. I have about 136% more in common witha male ENFP than I do with a woman of another personality type.

    I'm really sick of how people use their engrained prejudices, on both sides, about male/female roles to justify stupidity.

    We're all different. Judging people on the basis of gender, and believing that you can draw any meaningful conclusions about their personalities or psychologies is stupid.
    Well, from life experiences I believe in the old adage that "hell has no fury like a woman scorned."

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    Re: Overall, was feminism bad for America?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Well, from life experiences I believe in the old adage that "hell has no fury like a woman scorned."
    And men scored might stalk and kill you.

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    Re: Overall, was feminism bad for America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    The trend you're talking about dates primarily to the Victorian era, when the upper class decided that women were delicate little flowers.

    Feel free to post evidence that supports your claims that women are less risk-taking than men.
    It just ain't true.
    I'm sorry but I don't tow the politically correct way of thinking.
    There are observable differences between women and men when it comes to personality and behavior.

    "Stressed men take more risks, while stressed women play it safe, according to research published in the Journal PLoS One this week."

    "Evolutionarily speaking, it's perhaps more beneficial for men to be aggressive in stressful, high-arousal situations when risk and reward are involved," said Dr Lighthall. "Applied to financial risk taking, it's akin to competition for territory or other valuable resources."

    So men may have evolved to respond to stress with a flight or flight response – taking bigger risks, while women evolved a more conservative response, which could be beneficial as taking risks in pursuit of resources could “endanger the lives of dependent offspring.”

    Stressed Men Take More Risks - The Naked Scientists

    "Women with more testosterone tend to behave more like men when taking financial risks, according to a new study. "Women with higher levels of testosterone turn out to be less risk averse, more willing to take risks," Luigi Zingales of the University of Chicago said in a telephone interview."

    "Known as the male sex hormone, testosterone occurs in both men and women, but at higher levels in men. It has long been associated with competitiveness and dominance, reduction of fear, and with risky behaviors like gambling and alcohol use."

    Testosterone-Heavy Women Take More Risks : Discovery News
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    Re: Overall, was feminism bad for America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    "Women with more testosterone tend to behave more like men when taking financial risks, according to a new study. "Women with higher levels of testosterone turn out to be less risk averse, more willing to take risks," Luigi Zingales of the University of Chicago said in a telephone interview."

    "Known as the male sex hormone, testosterone occurs in both men and women, but at higher levels in men. It has long been associated with competitiveness and dominance, reduction of fear, and with risky behaviors like gambling and alcohol use."

    Testosterone-Heavy Women Take More Risks : Discovery News
    A lot of women (including me) have high levels of testosterone. It's not GENDER, per se, but it is the level of testosterone that determines risk-taking, aggression, and competitiveness.

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    Re: Overall, was feminism bad for America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    A lot of women (including me) have high levels of testosterone. It's not GENDER, per se, but it is the level of testosterone that determines risk-taking, aggression, and competitiveness.
    You and I know that the distribution of hormones is, usually, gender related.
    There are always anomalies in this world.

    So it is a generality.

    Edit: No where am I saying that women should scoot there asses to the kitchen.
    I'm just saying that, in general, the personality and behavior of a man or women is largely determined by evolutionary gender roles.
    Last edited by Harry Guerrilla; 05-13-10 at 04:03 PM.
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    Re: Overall, was feminism bad for America?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    i disagree with him too, generally, men don't think
    Although you meant this to be funny, there is some truth in what you say. Men react to events, and problems. And use their basic instincts to get through situations. Where as women fret every little detail. "Does this purse match my shoes?" They tend to over think things, and get ups set when things don't just happen.
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    Re: Overall, was feminism bad for America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    And men scored might stalk and kill you.
    It's not as bad as it used to be, though. Women are getting wise to that stuff. It's funny but more people are killed among family members than by someone committing a crime.

    I do think that women are mentally tougher then men in most cases, now days.

    It used to be that a battered woman did not have a chance against an abusive spouse.

    In Virginia any man convicted of spousal abuse can not buy a gun, for example.

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