Gender equality - are we equal or not?
Anyway, there are functions that are genetically determined and cannot be so easily leveled through external influence. The main one is the function of procreation in women. It is believed that it is she who determines the amount of energy spent on the reproduction of the offspring: the women carry the fruit, and then the lactation period passes, which is a unique female function and is not available to men, and therefore forces the woman to spend more energy on reproduction than the man. In addition, men and women differ in the composition of the hormonal levels, in the size and proportions of the body, in the amount of muscle and adipose tissue, and in the distribution of hair.
But adherents of purely biological theory most often refuse to accept the influence of society in the construction of the concepts of "man" and "woman." We are not just born a woman with a certain set of biological functions and traits, and in the process of growing up and socializing we create ourselves as a woman, focusing on cultural stereotypes adopted in this or that society.
In other words, being a woman in Finland, in Brazil and in some tribe that was lost in Central Africa is a completely different experience, and even though all three have mammary glands, fertility and a similar set of hormones, they all equally will each other have more differences than with men from their own communities
Socialization occurs from the moment of first contact with the world and throughout life, and, accordingly, a person learns the scheme itself “what it means to be a woman” or “what it means to be a man” with experience, the most important part of which falls on early childhood. During this period, children unconsciously copy adults and begin to adopt their behaviors — first parents, then older brothers and sisters, teachers, and even peers. This may explain, for example, the fact that in active, self-sufficient mothers who do not limit themselves to home and cooking within four walls, girls grow up to be just as active and active.
Having identified himself as one of two things — a woman or a man, the child begins to form a “can” and “not” framework, relying on what his parents are allowed to do and what he is forbidden to do.For example, a girl is told that fighting is bad, but playing calm board games is good. These factors will in the future also affect the dynamics of her own life, summing up with subsequent experience. Returning to the example above, the same active mother may want to raise a more passive daughter and, unwittingly demonstrating one model of behavior to her, in educational techniques transfer a completely different one. Temperament will also play an important role regardless of its gender: if a mobile and impulsive child tries to impose a passive model of behavior, then regardless of his gender, he will have a hard time experiencing the educational process as torture and in every way look for ways to “evade” the process.
Go ahead. You can often find such a common phrase as an excuse for male polygamousness: a male can theoretically have hundreds and thousands of descendants, and a female is only a few, therefore a man’s hypersexuality and his subconscious desire to “inseminate” is a valid fact by nature. In fact, this statement will work only in the society where in the issue of childbirth the quantity is put above quality and it is understood that children can be given birth a lot, and their subsequent fate is determined by a lengthy “well,somehow grow up. " This position is still strong in developing countries, but is no longer supported in developed countries, which we like to brand for demographic problems. In fact, these problems are justified by the very attitude towards the offspring - it is not just "cannon fodder", but individuals for whom it is necessary to build the most comfortable living conditions and in the education of which both father and mother should equally participate in order to give the child a balanced picture of the world and a fair amount of attention.
By the same logic, it can be recognized that the thesis that men are biologically programmed to maximally spread their genes, while women, realizing the cost of reproduction of offspring, limit their sexual contacts and "protect" themselves
Here again we are talking about a society where the father is justified only as an "inseminator", and not as a full participant in the process of upbringing and an example that is extremely important for the child, and where the contraceptive market is not developed that allows you to share sexual pleasure and childbirth and enjoy the first, without resorting to the second.There are studies that confirm that women get more pleasure from orgasm, and are also able to experience several orgasms in a row, which is extremely difficult for a man. Therefore, we can say that the biologically beautiful sex is created for sex in large quantities, except that many people still do not want to believe in it and are frankly afraid of hypersexual women, condemning them and scaring “apostates” including scientifically untenable theories like that that says that the child of a woman will be like her first man and therefore you need to remain a virgin until you meet "the very one."
Thus, biological and social factors are involved and closely interact in the formation of femininity and masculinity in our head, and the influence of the latter is stronger, because it is society that gives interpretation to biological features.
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