Re: [MOL] Re: Men & women debate... [01875] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Re: Men & women debate...



Miss Chris,

	I buy that.  Conditioning is very important to attitude.

Carol in Memphis


On Tue, 22 Aug 2000 17:05:47 EDT CCR417@aol.com writes:
> I think all the psycho-babble about mens' sexual drives is just an 
> updated 
> version of the double standard.  Daughters were taught they must 
> behave 
> because grandparents didn't want their daughters bringing children 
> home for 
> them to raise.  Sons didn't bring children home, so they were told 
> that "boys 
> will be boys and have fun!" 
> 
> I don't think instinct has anything to do with our sexual drives - 
> they are 
> as individual as we are; I believe it has to do with what we were 
> TAUGHT to 
> be right and wrong, and that goes as far back as humanity does.  
> Both men and 
> women have bought the story line in the past and behaved 
> accordingly.  That 
> is why women can be our own worst enemies.  Too often we support the 
> belief 
> that men can do what they please, but a girl gets a reputation and 
> we taught 
> our daughters that.  It is not usually men, but women who are the 
> first ones 
> to call another woman names like "slut" if she is free with her 
> sexual 
> bahavior.  
> 
> We are told that men are more visual (sexually and all ways) than 
> women.  
> HOGWASH!  Women are just as visual in the same areas, but we don't 
> shout, 
> yell, whistle, and TELL everyone about it.  Basically we ALL have 
> the 
> intellectual ability to choose our behavior, to choose to love, to 
> forgive, 
> to understand, etc.  That applies to males and females.  Using our 
> "drives" 
> as excuses for bad behavior and choices is a cop-out.  -chris
>
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