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Certainly won't argue with you about there being bias.  

But I get the impression you think certain qualities, traits, ideas, are either 1) a result of one's gender or 2) have genders of their own.  I don't know where I stand on that.  I think that often men and women experience the world differently, but often as a result of social norms.  So do we assign ways of seeing the world a gender because we think it might be dangerous for men to stray from their day jobs or for women to have too much power?  Do we assign them genders as a way of judging them (rational v. irrational)?  Last time I checked, men and women had the same capacity for rational thought and for irrational feeling.  They are just encouraged to express them differently.  Still, the day my brother stops falling madly in love with every girl he meets and calling me at 3 am to talk about it, and the day my girlfriend gives up engineering as her profession and political science as her hobby, I'll be a bit more open to the idea that a person's perspective is implicitly gender-based.


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by poemless on Tue Aug 21st, 2007 at 05:05:54 PM EST
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