Gender Differences. What a Great Idea!. Based on the Online Lecture found at http://nzr.mvnu.edu/faculty/trearick/english/rearick/introlit/RealEducation/gender_dif.htm.
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What a Great Idea!
Based on the Online Lecture found at
Group Discussion:.Since men and women were in some ways created profoundlydifferent and all that God creates has a purpose, what purpose do these differences accomplish?
Not covered but in text: "Hills Like White Elephants" [e-text] [audio] by Earnest Hemingway (268-272)
"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."
Genesis 1: 27 (English-KJV)
". . .neither was man created for woman, but woman for man."
1 Corinthians 11:9 (English NIV)
"And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man."
Genesis 2: 21-13 (English-KJV)
\'Tisnot a year or two shows us a man:They are all but stomachs, and we all but food;To eat us hungerly, and when they are full,They belch us.
Why did I marry?. . .curse of marriage,That we can call these delicate creatures ours,And not their appetites!
. . . .O, these men, these men!
But I do think it is their husbands\' faultsIf wives do fall: say that they slack their duties,And pour our treasures into foreign laps,Or else break out in peevish jealousies,Throwing restraint upon us; or say they strike us,Or scant our former having in despite;Why, we have galls, and though we have some grace,Yet have we some revenge. Let husbands knowTheir wives have sense like them. . .Then let them use us well: else let them know,The ills we do, their ills instruct us so
NEWS BULLETIN! - Men and women are NOT alike. Sure, you thought you already knew that. But now we have proof! After countless hours of surveys and studies on the following topics, these facts have emerged:
Abstract (Transcendent or Nebulous)
Empathetic – feels others
Physically weaker (but able to handle pain better)
Able to engage in Simultaneous Multiple Perspectives on Tasks
Primarily interested in the emotional nest (romance) needed to maintain the products of procreation (children).
The question which often confounds scholars is how much of this difference is artificially created by culture and how much is biological innate to our beings. The debate is pretty heated about this.
Some may claim that the subservience of women is God\'s Law. This is a debatable point with Christians arguing on either side. However, what some might call God\'s ranking system--which never condoned the abuse of women--can not explain the world-wide existence of female inequality.
Let\'s face it, if all women were as strong as this young lady (Shelley Beattie) above appears to be, the number of domestic disturbances would probably go waaaay down
Thus, to claim God\'s law is responsible for male female inequality ignores the simple fact that even in places where God\'s will is barely known, women are still kept at a lower station then men. Thus I conclude that since Male dominance is not based in the obedience to God\'s will: the cause must the be the reality of physical power and from this comes use or abuse of power.
Why, what an ass am I! This is most brave,That I, the son of a dear father murder’d,Prompted to my revenge by heaven and hell,Must, like a whore, unpack my heart with words,And fall a-cursing, like a very drab,A scullion!Fie upon’t! foh!
Hamlet Act II Scene 2
One of the most famous examples of this appears in medieval mystery plays involving Noah\'s wife who insisting on her right to gossip with her friends even while poor Noah is attempting to get her safely on the ark.
Chaucer\'s Wife of Bath is both an affirmation of the medieval concept of the shrew as well as a rebuttal of it
The the poet engages in a tour de force of the male imagination in "negative capability“ (a term by Keats describing the artist emptying him or herself of personal agenda to create a true character)
However, part of the difficulties these two women share is that in their world, affluent New Yorkers, they are defined by only their roles as wives and mothers.