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  •  Your comment shows that a lot of those visceral (0+ / 0-)

    reactions might have been resolved if we had gone deeper into the writing and the intellectual discourse on the subject.
    However, some of us had visceral reactions so we didn't.
    What I did hold onto was a concern for what I believed was right. Equality for women.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 07:13:11 AM PST

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    •  Many of us did. Some of us were even men. (1+ / 0-)
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      I don't know if you know the story about the dying words of Sigmund Freud:

      Sigmund Freud:  I still don't know what women want.
      Anna Freud:  But Papa, you never asked
      Personally, I'm pretty sure that the subset of men who had (and still have) these "visceral reactions" weren't of the sort to read, much less be influenced by, closely reasoned treatises  with many footnotes.

      What still surprises me:  the transformation in gender relations from circa 1964 to the present day are so all encompassing  in (Anglo-American/ European) culture at large ... yet for so many individual men,  it's still 1945, at the latest.

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