American culture is complicated, and gender expectations play an important part.
Damn,she bought into the deconstructionism they taught her in Literature class. First, in standard English, the word is S-E-X, not "Gender" (unless used to denote a linguistic terms, or perhaps as a jocularity. Cf. Fowler's Modern English Usage, 2nd Edition). Second, there is nothing uniquely American about expectations regarding the male and female sex. The same folks who want to tell us that the tendency towards sexual deviancy is hard-wired in our genes also have the nerve to tell us that Y-chromosomes are just a handy hat-rack to hang some cultural expectations on.
Basic differences between males and females are evident in every higher animal. In mankind, it is present in every developed culture, though sometimes inverted when the culture is in decay (not just today, either. For instance read what Herodotus has to say about the Egyptians).
"Gender expectations" (I am employing the term as a jocularity) play an important part because men sire children and women bear them. If you get that wrong on a large scale, civilization ends.
posted on 07/03/2010 6:49:37 PM PDT
by Dr. Sivana
(There is no salvation in politics)
To: Dr. Sivana
He may also be our first illegal alien president too.
To: Dr. Sivana
The Egyptians called them Eunuchs.
posted on 07/03/2010 7:17:37 PM PDT
(The Last Boy Scout)
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