In Reply to: Re: Go on please posted by romantic reflections on March 02, 2003 at 17:14:09:
You wanna keep going? very suggestive... :-)
I can address each point just like you did and would probably agree with most of what you say but I think you expand the discussion a bit too much. For example, you expand to focus on love in my comment about assigning male and female stereotypes and do not adress the fact that most females went into certain roles just as most males also went into certain roles different from those of females. That was the point there. Females who did not remain in their assigned roles were suspect just as males who didn't abide in their roles. That is why most females behaved a certain way and most males behaved a certain way too. It was expected of them (us). To put it bluntly, as females were expected to open their legs, males were expected to make advances and be little macho men. These are the same stereotypes society at large has been having to face and all I am saying is that just like you assert (and I don't refute) that some females didn't belong to those stereotypes, some males didn't belong to their assigned stereotypes either - neither could exercise other options.
The next line offers an even better example when I mentioned that I wasn't always attracted to those who seemed eager to share with me. Men also had to share with women they considered unatractive. What did they do? I can only speak for myself but ask and see who else can tell you stories. As a way to answer, let me ask you: what is light when Johnny is young and turns heavy when he gets old? Here is a hint, it is something he can raise with his thoughts as a teenager and not even with a forklift when he is old....
Finally, a poll would be interesting to know the gender-based abuse that really went on. There were homosexuals in The Family, and after the new Handy Jack doctrine there are suspicions that many may be coming out of the closet and dominating the scene, just like Keda.