Men and Women: Opposites or Not?

Mankind’s Great Question: Men and Women: Opposites or Not?

Imagine an early 1930’s household. You see kids playing in the street or the backyard with their friends, a father just returning home from doing his duties as a man and providing for the family, and a mother whom is filling her role as a housewife: cooking, cleaning, and caring for the kids. Then, the worst happened, World War II. The kids are kept inside because their parents fear of a bomb striking them down, the dad is shipped off with the Army to Europe to fight the Axis’ Forces or with the Marines to fight Japan in the Western-Pacific Ocean, and that leaves the mom at home to hold down the fort and provide for her children. ...

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war industry: building ships, aircraft, vehicles, and weaponry. Women also contributed by working in factories, munitions plants, and farms. They also drove trucks, provided essential support for soldiers and even appeared in areas of work that were, previously, preserved for men. In most Allied countries thousands of women enlisted in the military as nurses serving on the front lines, and many others, that were in more dire situations, joined militias at home. In other words women, very rapidly, had to take over the role of men, and they succeeded. Why? Because they became androgynous, in other words, they could do it all.

When I asked my esteemed colleague, and teammate, Julian Reisch(First-year at CSULB) if he believed that men and women are opposites he almost immediately shouted “Definitely!” Then a frown came on his face, he seemed confused, very deep in thought and declares “Actually… Now that I think about it, we, as men, are incredibly similar to women. Hell, we are ...

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bold, confident, protective, domineering, and tough. That is the life society expects you to fulfill, exclusively. However, if the baby is a girl, the parents would receive gifts like dolls, pink attire, and pink items in general. This female, before she is even born, is placed on the pink track. According to society once you are on the pink track you are expected to be; nurturing, gentle, motherly, sensitive, empathetic, compassionate, tolerant, and understanding, also exclusively. Another term that is commonly used to describe the dual track is half plate. It is titled as such because if you choose the dual track than you are only entitled to half of the plate, half of the attributes, ...

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Added: 5/6/2014 01:45:46 AM
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