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Gender Stereotypes
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I believe men and women should be treated with equal respect but I do not treat men and women equally for example if a woman came and attacked me I wouldn't hit her I would just restrain whereas I would hit a man that had done the same thing. As for strength genrally men are stronger that is because even if men and woman do the same amount woman build less muscle because they lack the amount of testosterone that men have, which is one of the biggest factors in building muscle. Men and women also have differences mentally; in the science museum in london they have a computer that asks you questions and tells you your gender based on your answers( ironically it told me I was a female). they have a percentage of how much it gets right, I can't remember the exact figure but it was between 75% and 85% accurate.
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quaser666 wrote:

I believe men and women should be treated with equal respect but I do not treat men and women equally for example if a woman came and attacked me I wouldn't hit her I would just restrain whereas I would hit a man that had done the same thing. As for strength genrally men are stronger that is because even if men and woman do the same amount woman build less muscle because they lack the amount of testosterone that men have, which is one of the biggest factors in building muscle. Men and women also have differences mentally; in the science museum in london they have a computer that asks you questions and tells you your gender based on your answers( ironically it told me I was a female). they have a percentage of how much it gets right, I can't remember the exact figure but it was between 75% and 85% accurate.


Yeah, I don't believe those things, they almost always tell me I'm a female -pout-
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It's pretty sad we have to bring up this topic again when it comes to treating each other with respect, but yes absolutely. Both genders should see common ground on how we view one another and restrain from the annoying stereotypes and prejudice. People shouldn't have to constantly request equal treatment, equal pay and no hassle from idle minds. .____.
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Not that this matters all that much, but one of the effects of Testosterone and a well documented secondary sexual characteristic of men is an increase in muscle mass(regardless of physical activity), that is after puberty male muscle fibers tend be thicker which means their contraction potential is greater. (One of the ways athletes cheat is injecting Testosterone into the muscle tissue, and btw Testosterone is classified as an Anabolic steroid). Of course when testosterone production slows later in life muscle mass decreases as well. Given the same amount of muscle by weight a male will be little stronger (assuming normal hormone levels). You can get this information from a high school health text book.


It's not a matter of equality it's just a biological difference and it doesn't mean a woman can't be stronger than a man. As far as equality goes, there are issues that are much more serious like on average women earn less than men for the same amount of work or the so called glass ceilings that favor men for up level positions over equally qualified women.
Posted 9/4/12
There are and will always be stereotypes because man and woman is different.

women cant do truly a mans job and man cant do womans job.

Our way of thinking is different because of our bodies there are different kind of neurologist system thus leading to different conclusions different point of views different sides of the same coin.

Women shouldnt act 100% like men and men shouldnt 100% act like women just because it just wont work unless your consciousness get some kinda miraculous ways to change opposite bodie which i wont see happening.

Im not saying its bad to be gay or something like that i just say dont try to be something youre not.

But if you enjoy acting like an opposite genre then good for you.
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I understand all of that, which is why I also stated, they have the capability to be much stronger =)
It's just someone said "Statistically women right now are significantly weaker than men"
Which, isn't true, and I already said up there "If you are going to argue that 'men have the capability to be significantly stronger, I would agree'
However, the way they worded it was wrong, which is why I posted that ;p

There have been private messages on all sides as well :p
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Am I going to be the one to have to say it?

Women belong in the kitchen, making sandwiches....men belong in the front yard, mowing the lawn.


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Am I going to be the one to have to say it?

Women belong in the kitchen, making sandwiches....men belong in the front yard, mowing the lawn.




Actually, if I ever get married, that would have to be true (not with sandwiches, just the kitchen)...
When I cook...things tend to go wrong....so terribly wrong. lol
I make really good rice dishes, but aside from that, nuh-uh! I'll burn my house down ):
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I'm pretty sure that society will never treat everyone equally simply because there will always be at least one person that will disagree.
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It all comes down to the eye of the beholder...though I can confidently say that this current generation approaches such a thing with an open minded approach, as opposed to decades ago. Stereotypes (for genders) will probably, unfortunately be prominent for awhile...and many think nothing of it. Same thing it boils down to for instance if I need to spar with a female dojo mate in my school. I feel as I grew with age, I've experienced and witnessed many things that break the gender stereotype barrier on both ends..and I believe it will continue to be so...it's just that, as with most things...it'll take time for us to have a more broader view of the genders.
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i think that as soon as all the racist,sexist old people and adults die off,the world will be a much better place
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Ongkanon wrote:

There are and will always be stereotypes because man and woman is different.

women cant do truly a mans job and man cant do womans job.

Our way of thinking is different because of our bodies there are different kind of neurologist system thus leading to different conclusions different point of views different sides of the same coin.


This is the nature vs. nuture debate that cannot be answered. We're raised to behave a certain way by the societies we live in, so it isn't really possible to say how true this is.

Furthermore if you were to do extensive physical testing on men and women you'd find a subset of women that can perform better than a subset of men. So saying that a woman can't do a man's job is nonsense. Labeling jobs by gender is the wrong way to go about it anyways. If a job has a physical, or mental requirement, then those requirements should be stated. Saying that a job requires a certain amount of strength or endurance so you need a penis sounds kind of silly doesn't it? It's not like you're lifting with your dick!

For what it's worth there are a few matriarchal societies around the world that can give us a glimpse of nature of vs nuture, and you find the roles men and women fulfill in these societies are complete mirrors to the typical patriarchal society that most of us are used to. While not concrete, this lends credence to the idea that the differences between the genders are more related to how we're nutured, rather than our nature.
Posted 9/4/12

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Ongkanon wrote:

There are and will always be stereotypes because man and woman is different.

women cant do truly a mans job and man cant do womans job.

Our way of thinking is different because of our bodies there are different kind of neurologist system thus leading to different conclusions different point of views different sides of the same coin.


This is the nature vs. nuture debate that cannot be answered. We're raised to behave a certain way by the societies we live in, so it isn't really possible to say how true this is.

Furthermore if you were to do extensive physical testing on men and women you'd find a subset of women that can perform better than a subset of men. So saying that a woman can't do a man's job is nonsense. Labeling jobs by gender is the wrong way to go about it anyways. If a job has a physical, or mental requirement, then those requirements should be stated. Saying that a job requires a certain amount of strength or endurance so you need a penis sounds kind of silly doesn't it? It's not like you're lifting with your dick!

For what it's worth there are a few matriarchal societies around the world that can give us a glimpse of nature of vs nuture, and you find the roles men and women fulfill in these societies are complete mirrors to the typical patriarchal society that most of us are used to. While not concrete, this lends credence to the idea that the differences between the genders are more related to how we're nutured, rather than our nature.


Men will never understand womens logic. This argument is and will always be pointless.
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Asuna- wrote:

i think that as soon as all the racist,sexist old people and adults die off,the world will be a much better place


but I'm an adult... ): Why should I die ):
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MikiSayaka wrote:


Asuna- wrote:

i think that as soon as all the racist,sexist old people and adults die off,the world will be a much better place


but I'm an adult... ): Why should I die ):

no,no,i didnt mean the young adults,i mean like 50+ adults.its mostly them i think.maybe some 40s too
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