Hmmmm......and it was also said,
I also believe men
to be the authority figures. Not authoritarian, but authoritative. By reneging on this responsibility, I will go ahead and say that I think men are "permissive".
Just because this permissiveness is done deliberately and ideologically doesn't mean it is anything less.
Sorry to be so harsh, but after reading countless threads about women being rational
, I really think people need to speak up against it. I find it to be a dangerous idea, and not just in the you-will-get-hit-by-a-truck sense, but I think it encourages the wrong sorts of things in a woman. And rationality isn't one of them. By pretending that women can be rational, I think an entirely different lesson is being meted out.
Infants, toddlers, and young children, women are potentially rational, but I don't think you're truly rational unless you are a man, and even then it's questionable. Sorry, my dissertation is about how we are ultimately all irrational underneath the rational facade. I am in philosophy, and in this field rationality is fast becoming a code word for those whose ideology is controlling, moralistic, and ego-centered. No one can agree on what is rational, so for someone to call themselves that or others, that is just another way of saying that they are "good" and "just" where everyone else is "bad" and irrational.
But that's getting technical. Women are motivated by an entirely different set of issues than one of rationality. I don't think it respects a woman to ascribe that to her, and to have expectations that just does not fit.
Yep, authoritarian ideology sounds the same no matter who says it. But then who says what is or isn't rational? If you disagree with another's "motivations", they must be 'irrational'? Or just "because I said so"? Another time honored authoritarian reasoning......