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Jun 1, 2012, 10:42 AM

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Re: [cracklover] Are There Gender Differences in Risk Tolerance?
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Gabe, if you have surrounded yourself with good people, and you seem like the type of person who has, it can be easy to forget how the "other half lives".

A large percentage of the male population do infact view the female as adjunct to the male. The wife is viewed as something akin to property and while women are acknowledged to have additional, valuable attributes, they are viewed as sexual objects first and foremost.

I've spent the majority of my adult life working blue collar jobs and when you get a group of those men together, talking candidly in the security of a male only group, you will hear some disconcerting views being expressed. Sure, some of it is shit talking and bravado but some of it is sincere.

We may be humans but we're still animals and it can often take a conscious act of will not to laps into what feel like, and to some degree are, very natural gender roles. Many people don't see the value in such introspection and conscious action. They see no need to go against what is natural to them. They might not be in the majority, anymore, but they are certainly not an insignificant fraction of the population.

On a personal note: I'm not ashamed to acknowledge that I am, to some degree, guilty of it as well. I am much more inclined to worry that the females on a climbing trip are running out of water, or carrying too much weight, or generally not having a good time, whereas I will delight in the suffering of the other males. I am conscious of it and don't let it affect my interactions with the women because I feel it would be condescending to do so, but it's there, in the back of my mind, hardwired. All in spite of the fact that I am a bisexual male who has slept with more men that women to date, so I don't exactly fall within "normal" gender roles myself.

Biology, it can be a real PITA sometimes.

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