Comments: Men, women, and difference

A very useful article to correct some false assumptions used by Catholic bishops and Evos as a Golden Bullet against Equal Marriage.

Posted by Tom at Friday, 3 May 2013 at 8:47am BST

If there were no gender difference, we wouldn't have feminism.

Posted by Eamonn Rodgers at Friday, 3 May 2013 at 4:58pm BST

"those who find themselves biologically between the sexes illustrate"

{raises hand}

Interesting, isn't it? The consistency: formerly "there's one sex, and women are just defective men". Now "there are two 'complementary' sexes, and women are the one not made to (ever!) have authority over the other".

Whatever the anthropology: as long as women are subordinate, it's all good (so they---men---say).

Posted by JCF at Saturday, 4 May 2013 at 3:28am BST

Dr. Shaw isn't saying that there are no differences, she's saying that complementarity is an invention specific to its time and never universally accepted.

Women are people and individuals and their situations differ dramatically. But women as a group have been on the poorer end of justice for a very long time. Treated as chattel, the "inferior sex," etc. It is the power imbalance caused by oppression that is the reason for feminism.

I guess it's left from Neanderthal times.

Posted by Cynthia at Monday, 6 May 2013 at 4:55pm BST

What are Evos?

Posted by Melissa at Thursday, 9 May 2013 at 9:59pm BST

Evo = evangelical

Posted by Peter Owen at Friday, 10 May 2013 at 11:09am BST
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