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Genderfication of Adolescence

pinenee Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 9:58 PM
The greatest cultural change in American history, women's demand to be unconditionally un-shackled. Every other change during that time period, foreign and domestic, pales beside American women's demand to be un-shackled. America's decision not to let women be 100 percent free of and from the old culture was an irreversible mistake.
AliveInHim Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 10:24 PM
I've news for you, Skippy. Women in this country were never forced as a matter of culture or legislation to marry, have children, or otherwise be slaves to anyone. Having a baby is what happens when a fertile woman engages in the behavior that causes babies to be conceived. Absent a knife to her throat or a gun to her head, she's always had the choice to not become pregnant. Birth control is nothing new to mankind.

Marriage and family is hardly 'old culture'. And women choosing career alongside or instead of either is nothing new. Most women DO eventually marry and have children, because biology truly is destiny; it's the thing that keeps us going as a civilization.

Not so long ago, "gender" was something mostly of interest to flirtatious nouns. But then, as the culture became both more vulgar and more squeamish, "gender" replaced "sex" as the distinction between "him" and "her." Now "date," which described how him and her got acquainted, is replaced by "hook up."

Gender used to tell us about language; now, it describes behavioral roles. The word sex was unambiguous, referring to the natural biological differences. But the genderfication of sex expands to encompass the experiences of the transgendered, lesbian and male homosexuals.

Whereas sex refers to two, gender creates a crowd -- emotional...