How ought a woman to be treated? Differently than a man or in an equal fashion?

Some argue that men are above women in various ways or that a man ought to

have the final say in marital discussion. Should a woman open the door for a man

just as a man would for a woman? Should there be a strong divide between both

sexes for masculinity to be established in a man; e.g., if a man were to stay home

and tend to the children while the wife works or if the woman in a relationship be

the stronger or bolder person in character? Should we retain the old-fashioned

customs of bread-winning and getting the chair/door for the opposite sex or

should there be a level line of conduct between individuals? What are your thoughts?

- With Regards, J.S.

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I think women should have a right to vote and it would also be cool if they found their way into the workforce someday, but they should be kept from military service because emotional moodswings don't mix well with firearms.

Interesting views; I suppose women are already well-integrated into the workforce. I also read recently that "Women currently hold 4.6 percent of Fortune 500 CEO positions." This is interesting and worth noting, I suppose. Thank you for your post!

- Regards, J.S.

I think you missed the sarcasm.

I am often caught in the snare of sarcasm.

We can have a good laugh anyway. Haha.

- J.S.

Gender and how we view the roles and abilities of the different sexes are both socially constructed.

I am in agreement with you on the matter.

Do you believe these roles should be re-

constructed, de-constructed or are you

mostly indifferent?

- J.S. 

Gender and how we view the roles and abilities of the different sexes are both socially constructed.

 Really, dumbass? There is no functional difference between you and the women in your life in size, strength, stamina, temperament or disposition? 

  That answers a lot of things. 

There are differences, indeed, but the roles seem more socially constructed.

In regards to social evolution, I believe. I should add that I do not understand

the need for such insults within the realm of civil discussion, Mr. Denny.

I should add that I do not understand the need for such insults within the realm of civil discussion, Mr. Denny.

There is a long history there, James. Vytautus and I have a mutually shared contempt for one another.

"Roles seem more socially constructed"

Really, is the role of mother a social construct?  Is the role of father a social construct?  Why is it that men have always been the hunters and women the 'gatherers'?  Why is it that men worked in the fields while women stayed at home taking care of the children?  Do you think it may have just been a social construct or is it due to biology and the needs of the children?  Really I've never seen a man breastfeed a hungry baby and I don't think that's a social construct.  I've also never seen a pregnant man, ever and I don't think that's a social construct either.  Biology drove and still drives the roles, not society. 

In a world of baby formula and white collar jobs, once a child is not the smallest of infants, those biologically determined roles mean much less. Dad's can be stay at home caregivers, mothers can be primary breadwinners...

Also, not everyone has children. Gender is bigger than the roles of parents.

I am saying that the 'roles' as we see them, breadwinner, cook, baby-care-taker, etc. are determined by biology.  I can't see a breastfeeding pregnant woman out in the woods hunting big-game with a spear, it doesn't make sense evolutionarily (if that's a word).

As for not everyone not having children, that makes zero difference to the argument.  Even that fact that there are gay men and women make zero difference to the argument.


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