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Why are there "Men's Magazines" and "Women's Magazines" anyway... afterall, if the two sexes are the same, then there would be no need for gender specific targeted magazines.
Many aspects of life should be considered as being along a continuum, rather than absolutes.However, I am convinced that there are differences in how men and women think of love, romance, and family.
It was surprising to me though, how much an unmarried 40 year old male starts thinking and behaving like an unmarried 29 year old female.
I think it has been shown that women are better at multitasking than men and less able to concentrate on a single task.
Quote from: Don_1 on 08/12/2011 11:27:54I think it has been shown that women are better at multitasking than men and less able to concentrate on a single task.I don't. I think it's a myth.
Quote from: Bored chemist on 08/12/2011 18:34:20Quote from: Don_1 on 08/12/2011 11:27:54I think it has been shown that women are better at multitasking than men and less able to concentrate on a single task.I don't. I think it's a myth.chicken sits on egg, rooster crows, penguins?
As far as employment is concerned, I do think equality has been a double edged blade in that rather than women's wages going up to match men's, men's wages have come down (in real terms) toward women's' wages. This has happened over a period of time, so as not to be too noticeable and resulted (more often than not) in both partners in a union having to work for financial reasons.This, I think, has been a significant contributor to family breakdown and dysfunctional children.
If anything, children became almost a luxury that one couldnt afford without a certain level of income.
Actually you bring up an interesting trend that follows through into adulthood. Boys and girls play with boy's toys, but boys do not (as a rule) play with girl's toys.As adults, men and women both wear male clothes. Men never wear women's clothes.Apparently guys' stuff is considered fair game for both sexes. Girls' stuff is still just for girls.
The only piece of clothing that is worn by women that generally (at least in the USA) is not worn by men is a skirt or dress.
There are, however, exceptions to every rule.Including some men who wear dresses, makeup, hose, high heals, and all the rest!!!
Men do not wear dresses or skirts. That is two things, not one. Men do not wear blouses. Just shirts. Women can wear either.Men do not wear high heals. Women do (although they shouldn't).Men do not wear decorative scarves as part of an ensemble. Women do.
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Men do not wear blouses. Just shirts. Women can wear either.Men do not wear high heals. Women do (although they shouldn't).Men do not wear decorative scarves as part of an ensemble. Women do.You must be young and werent around for the 60s, but surely you saw an Austin Powers movie or two, and they did wear exactly that, and grow their hair long. Why clothing styles shift like that occasionally, I'm not sure, and there is something more taboo breaking about males wearing feminine clothing. Its almost a boast, as in, I'm so confident of my maleness, that I can wear anything. It sends some kind of message. I think the reason why women in male clothing isnt as provocative is that one assumes its for practical reasons. Even before feminism, I suspect a women would put on a pair of mens pants to go out and hoe a field rather than drag the hem of her dress through the dirt. Dresses are not great in snowstorms. What is more interesting, and probably more related to my original point in the first post, is not men wearing women's clothing or women wearing men's clothing, but a sort of androgenous look that started with people like David Bowie and hasnt really stopped. Although, when it comes to sex and advertising, clothes that emphasize the differences between men and women are still alive and kicking.
I keep noticing that occasionally girls get typically boy's first names. Jordan, Jesse, Logan, etc. Few boys receive girl's first names.