quote:Originally posted by Noah The African:
Two, I have consistently stated that men are puppets of what women reward, which implies that it is women who control men.
I think men are attracted to sex. Period. They do not do what women "reward" IMO as much as they do what - as you infer - their testerone tells them to do. There is a difference. In this way, again IMHO, women are not responsible for male behavior. The responsibility for male behavior lies squarely with men.
quote:Three, I have shown that sex comes with more risk for women than it does for men, which means that women should naturally be more careful and responsible for their own protection.
This is only true if it presupposes that men are not responsible for the product of their sexual behavior. This approach implicitly takes men 'off the hook' for doing the right thing by their partners and by their children. Frankly, (and I do not imply that you personally are suggesting this) I think this subtle assumption is at the root of much of the problems of the black family. If we tacitly accept that women are somehow MORE responsible for children just because they are the ones who bear them, then we inappropriately excuse men of their rightful responsibility. This has hugely negative consequences and is overhwlmingly unfair to women and their children.
quote:Four, I have stated, and no one has disproved or even attempted to disprove, that men and women are biological unequal and were given different roles by nature. Thus, one cannot make equality out of an inequality, especially when nature programs it that way.
Being biologically "unequal", IMO, has no bearing on male behavior or how we administer the characteristics of responsibility and judgment and discipline etc. in our lives.
Would you excuse the behavior of a woman who deceives a man about birth control in an effort to selfishly have a baby - merely by saying that women may have a biological need to procreate? I don't think many men would just merely let that go because of "biology".
We are adult human beings. We are thinking rational mammals. We have moral and ethical capacity. We have the God given ability to act NOT on impulse devoid of reason, but out of thought and judgment. Those who do not do so should not be excused because of their personal weakness.
quote:Five, I have demonstrated that survival and recreation, via the continuation of the bloodline, is the prime biological impulses of life and how males propensity for promiscuity serves a biological purpose, where there is little species benefit to female promiscuity.
It would seem logical that the perpetuation of the species is a trait shared equally by all of the species. If not, then how would the species continue? If one gender was somehow disproportionately interested, versus the other disinterested, that would seem to be a guaranteed prescription for demise.
Furthermore, as I said above, explaining away inappropriate behavior because of "biology" does not hold water. Do we excuse murder or assault, for example, because of biology? Hey, men have testerone. It makes them quicker to conflict with other males. Sometimes stuff happens and people get hurt. It's a guy thing - no need to prosecute.
I have the biological need to eat. Does society excuse my behavior of breaking into a grocery store to steal food?
quote:Thus, I hold women to a greater set of expectations than I hold men, just as I would hold an adult to a greater set of expectations than I would hold a child.
Whatever your rationale, sexism is inappropriate and immoral. By holding women to a different standard you inflict upon them a set of expectations that inhibit their ability to live their lives as they see fit. That is wrong, IMO.