robertgharris at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 10:36:34 EDT 2018
And I'd add to Jim's observation that in the time before modern medicine
and birth control adult women were almost always either pregnant or
nursing. In Viking times (a relatively modern 1000 AD) the avergae
lifespan of a woman was 30 and a man 40. The big differential was due to
death in childbirth.
On Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 9:19 PM, Jim Brown <jbrown1000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> " A more amorphous set of gender roles is more likely to succeed." - Doug
> Sorry, Doug - I am certainly not an expert in this discussion, or any
> discussion for that manner - but what you are suggesting just doesn't make
> good, common sense.
> No matter how far back we go, in all cases men are shown to be larger and,
> therefore, stronger than women. And up until recent times - like the last
> 30 years or so, women have been at best second class citizens. Throughout
> most of history, women have lived almost like slaves to those big, strong -
> and proud - men and it just doesn't make sense that they would stoop to
> letting women into their roles of "protector."
> Also, as we look at the "primitive" groups we have direct information on -
> the native groups around the world, the aboriginals of Australia, the
> people found in the rain forest that had never had contact with outsiders -
> every single one of these show us that there were very distinct separation
> between the daily duties of men and women. Basically, men hunted and women
> took care of the "home".
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