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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:16 AM

6. Yes. I quite agree.

But we need to have to something to replace the old stereotypes with - a work now in progress, I think - people still need rules and expectations for how to behave in society.

Part of the problem is convincing men that our "privileges' are much overrated, and the costs much understated. But a lot of that goes back to our competitive obsessions with sex, power, and money, i.e. to the fact that we are evolved apes.

Nevertheless, I have considered it a lousy deal since I first became aware 50 years ago or so. I remember all those old guys in the WWII generation, drinking like fish, smoking like chimneys, working like mad, and dying young. And their sex lives, Good Lord!

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