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A gender bias ?? Most people who've studied this area believe there are more differences within the genders than between them. There are many aspects to personality that might be posited as tending stereotypically male or female and we can all be placed at different places on each continuum. So within each individual there will be "female" traits and "male" traits that blend together to make the uniqueness of the individual.

Of course, men will tend towards taking stereotypical male traits and women female ones, but it is anything but a black/white position.

Whether each of these is cultural or innate is open to question. To my mind, there are innate aspects, but these reflect as potentials that cultural opportunities can expoit or deny. You might say I am innately female, but culturally male. It makes for a bittersweet experience.

However, as for something concretely experiential, I explained something of this in this diary a year ago.

As to being a referee, thank you for the offer of promotion but I'm not sure there's that much to do that can't be done by honest appreciation on each side. However, whatever my qualities of understanding maleness, experience has taught me that women generally are uncomfortable with/do not accept that I can speak for the female experience. I have no wish to irritate the women of this blog with my assumptions and so must refuse.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Aug 22nd, 2007 at 08:45:45 AM EST
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