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Old 11-25-2008, 01:54 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Thanks bud. I feel a bit bad about it because it's not my intention to offend our female posters here (who all seem like great chicks) but a lot of things rang true for me. I still think that it's a very interesting article that should spark some debate too.

In terms of the points that you brought up... yes, I can see what you're saying now (re: the misogynistic view) but I didn't read it that way.

I don't think that most men are bothered at all by women levelling the playing field in society. I think that it's more a matter of the INEQUALITY that's still prevalent in the courts that keeps men apprehensive.... and the general confusion that seems inevitable these days when it comes to trying to relate to women and "satisfy" them.

I'm glad that you enjoyed it though. I still consider you one of the most "intellectual" people that I've met so I'm always very interested to hear your opinions on various topics.
See, I think a majority of men, or at least from what I hear, have issues with women in society or gaining societal status. You still look around, and women still make less than men, are generally regarded as "bitches" in the work place and are still very much so, sexualized (see Sarah Palin). And it's men who create these "strata" (for lack of a better term) for women.

And again, for me something like "the Game" is dangerous because it simplifies actions between the two sexes as a game that someone has to win in the end. Am I the only one here who is troubled by that?

But again, my greater concern is the use of Darwin in these matters. Once discussion enters into concepts of natural selection in regards to gender roles and cultural discussion. Far too dangerous.
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