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August 2, 2015

Men Vs. Women: Different But Equal

Filed under: Daily Life,Musings,Thoughts — Susan Morgan @ 8:57 am

imagesIt’s a debate that will likely never be settled. The so-called “battle of the sexes” is one of those pointless arguments that will go on forever. The argument has gained new life now that a woman is running for the highest office in the land.

My observations, for what (little) they’re worth.

* We cope with pregnancy and childbirth, you fight in wars and play organized sports. Each impossibly difficult in its own way, each with its own special reward.

* We raise the family, you provide for it. Sometimes it’s the reverse, but in either case to survive there must be a (nearly equal) division based on the unique skills & opportunities of the pair involved.

* You are physically stronger (more muscle mass) than we are; we beat you on endurance.

* We are better planners, you excel at taking action. Doubt this? Look at how men and women shop or plan events and you’ll find (most of the time) it works this way in practice.

* You fight with fists, rough insults and trial by fire with acceptance given begrudgingly to the loser. We fight with our minds, goaded by passion to crush an enemy so completely they will never, ever rise again.

* You have, by tradition held positions of power, we have, by the same tradition, held positions of influence. Shaking that up, as a female Presidential candidacy does, makes a lot of people uneasy. Gets a lot of knee-jerk reactions going on all sides.

We are different; one is not better than the other. Why is it always a contest? Can’t different be an acceptable thing to be? We seem to have no trouble embracing differences in other areas, why not here?

Both men and women are capable of greatness and great evil in equal measure. Accept the difference. Embrace it. Just don’t discriminate (make assumptions) because of it and we’ll do just fine.


1 Comment »

  1. Loved Ursula LeGuin’s The Left Hand of Darkness, about a society without a dominant gender! Gives one pause…

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    Comment by pamkirst2014 — August 2, 2015 @ 9:32 am | Reply

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