Women are supposed to be preservers and men disrupters.
Lacewing wrote:Really? They don't both do both?
Naturally, I made these qualifications for the sake of simplicity. But you can't deny the fact that hitherto men have been disrupters who advanced societies beyond their present states. Women have been the ones preserving those states. Now, this is not to say that this will be the case forever. Women are starting to reap the benefits of decades of female emancipation. However, remnants of the ''old'' female ways are still present in every woman and it is not certain whether they will ever entirely disappear.
Again, really? I've known a lot of men who are usually focused on the single task in front of them (even THEY admit so, themselves), rather than multi-tasking their view and seeing how it all plays out. And all of the women I know are great thinkers... and pretty much run the affairs (and plan ahead) in ways that their partners can't or don't want to. Seems kind of ridiculous for you to make such an absolute generalization as you have. Sounds like it's self-serving for you.
You refer to the myth that women are better at multitasking, but this was not what I meant. Instead, I was trying to make clear that women's thoughts are primarily focused on the present, on current affairs, current public opinion. They generally have little regard for the future. And by future, I don't mean two weeks from now.
Lacewing wrote:Okay, now you're stroking yourself, Oh Grand Master of Pure Logic. What a childish fallacy that is.
Lo and behold, you resort to making this into a personal matter. Surely you must be a woman...
My objective is not self-satisfaction. If that were so, I would have gone elsewhere to express my thoughts.
I suggest that is AS TRUE as saying that only men who have learned to utilize the balancing effects of female insight and cooperation can achieve any great evolutionary advancement -- otherwise, in general, they just keep grunting and scratching themselves and blowing each other up.
No, I would say that men who have learned to utilize the balancing effects of female insight and cooperation have taken great steps in acquiring excellent communication skills, but that's about it.
''Grunting'' ,''scratching'', ''blowing each other up'': all are in line with what I just said, so I'm not too bothered by this point.