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Forbidden Advice for Plain Jane in Combat

Denise67 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 7:06 AM
"Battle of the Sexes" is a dangerous and misleading metaphor as is the saying "It's a man's world." It superficially seems like a "man's world" because men disproportionately occupy formal power. The fact that the vast majority of women survived the Titanic while the vast majority of men drowned -- so the women could board the lifeboats -- shows the error of men as privileged sex. It also shows that we should speak of a "dynamic" rather than, as Suzanne Fields so often does, a "battle of the sexes."
mhood175 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 5:55 PM
Denise - enuf already! You;ve beaten it to death!!!!
George257 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 2:56 PM
It would be interesting to see what would happen if the Titanic disaster happened today, with similar ratios of men to women and lifeboats to people.
Denise67 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 4:01 PM
That's not really relevant to the point I'm trying to make. The sexes are more alike than different -- although their differences are important. The point is that there is not, and never has been, any "battle of the sexes." This metaphor is misleading and dangerous. It might be correct to speak of a "dynamic" between the sexes.

American women have been cleared for combat, but the generals at the Pentagon only think they are the very model of the modern major general.

Women have been locked in combat since Adam and Eve were thrown out of the Garden of Eden. Men and women have been fighting the unending war between the sexes since, giving no quarter, but happily taking each other prisoner. It's a war nobody can win, as Henry Kissinger observed, because there's too much fraternizing with the enemy.

But when a helpful Amazonian warrior tries to shorten the odds for her side, someone invariably makes a...