Question by Brad, baseball player : Is it true that women have a difficult time even conceptualizing themselves outside of men? I get this impression that it seems as if damn near everything women do socially they interpret through the scope of someone who considers themselves living in a ‘man’s world’. As if women only view them elves within their roles as defined as once again in a ‘man’s world’.
For instance, I challenge anyone to name some social construction footed largely by women which is not somehow inextricably linked or created through some interpretation of men. “Feminism”. “Mothers Against Drunk Driving” (as if there’s some advantage to having mothers specifically separated from fathers on issue of drunk driving. The almost inexhaustible list of “National Women’s” causes – ‘Hall of Fame’, ‘Business Council’, ‘History Museum’, ‘Studies Association’, ‘Health and Fitness association’, ‘Law Center’, ‘Organization of Women’ ..
It’s so obvious that women historically and contemporarily are so inextricably linked to men that everything they do they try to make it seem as if they are independent- which only makes it more obvious how dependent they truly are. What’s the deal here?
The point i’m getting at is why can’t women just be ‘people’? Why do women so often try to look at circumstances through prism of gender (esp. when it’s to their benefit, and they stand to gain some special advantage over men)?
Women talk so much of desiring being men’s equals, yet it seems that they look to gain gender advantage anytime they can- even modern days post 3rd wave Feminism. As if women find it ok and politically & socially valid for women to take initiative to separate themselves from men, yet the converse is not ok. Best answer:
Answer by Sly
The problem is that women today (ESPECIALLY in America) have a VERY skewed idea of what it means to be a woman, if they have any idea at all.
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