There's a couple of interesting things I've come to observe about them...mechashiva77 said:So against my better judgement, I would like to know what you all think about this.
thats strange, because whenever i tell anyone that i dont want kids im classified under two categories instantly. those categories are:... And there's probably a few more. A guy who doesn't want kids is:
1. Straight or gay, both is fine
2. Focused on his career which is perfectley ok
3. Never going to grow up (not generally seen in a bad light)
4. Normal - all men don't need to want kids
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=gZcSEE7TuGUAaron Sylvester said:Aren't there female football teams? If there are female rugby teams here in NZ (granted only at school/club level) there must be female football teams somewhere
I ask your permission to use this joke all the time and pretend I was clever enough to make it.Singularly Datarific said:Yeah, I know!
How come when a girl sleeps around with a bunch of men, but when I do the same all of a sudden I'm gay?
Biology.Jerram Fahey said:Someone's probably already put forward the exact same argument, but whatever; my two cents:
Gender roles will always exist as long as males and females exist. Despite what new-agers tend to think about gender fluidity and things like that, the male and female bodies are biologically different. There are relatively few actually transgendered individuals; the rest are little more than fetishists. Gender fanboys/girls. People that are enamoured with the idea of roleplaying a different gender, without any mental condition. These people tend to cross-dress and identify with the other (or either) gender yet still retain many emotional and behavioural traits common to their biological sex. Gender abolitionists like to overlook the fact that male and female bodies/minds are empirically different. So there will ALWAYS be things that either biological sex prefers/excels at, from which gender roles spring from.
On the question of whether or not these roles should be forced upon people, no I don't think they should. Women shouldn't have to stay at home and raise the kids, and men shouldn't have to work 60 hours a week to support their family. If that's what they want to do - and biology suggests the majority do, to varying extents - then go for it.
I can attest to a similar situation with my girlfriend where we both started unconsciously following gender norms. However, the real question is should be people be derided for not following gender norms? You haven't really answered the question.Copper Zen said:Men and women tend to behave differently from one another. No one will contest that--but gender roles often crop up because of this.
I read an article where a man talked about him and his wife falling into the "classic model" of him working and her staying at home taking care of their new baby. This surprised the HELL out of them both--I think she made more money than him. And they were both 'progressive' or 'modern' thinkers or whatever you call couples who aren't wedded to the classic model.
To the best of my memory their situation came about basically because she enjoyed caring for the baby more than he did and one of them needed to stay at home and take care of the baby--at least early on.
Nothing sweeping here, but it's telling I think. When folks aren't involved in public political stuff and are in the privacy of their own homes and lives 'traditional models' may crop up simply because--GASP--men and women are different!
I'm pretty sure it's because girls don't have trouble getting laid like guys do.mechashiva77 said:So why do guys get to sleep around without being called a slut but we do? Why aren't we allowed to enjoy it as much as they do? It's not like we're less careful.Eddy-16 said:By all means have sex whenever and with who ever you want, I was just posting a joke just don't sleep around if you don't want to be called a slut I guess?mechashiva77 said:So what are we not supposed to have sex ever?
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