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  •  women and men (none)
    It has been my observation that at least one intellectual difference between male and female is real:  Women believe that they understand the male mind and can see the world through the same eyes.  Men generally concede that we have no idea how the female mind views the world.

    you know you're in trouble when your dreams are interrupted by commercials

    by the basque on Wed Sep 21, 2005 at 08:05:23 AM PDT

    •  I've read that the subliminated (none)
      in any culture is better able to divine the dominant segment.

      for example, (if this is true) blacks or other discriminated groups have a better understanding of whites than white do of minorities.

      that said, I think women are neurologically wired to read people better.  Maybe something to do with trying to figure out what their babies want.

      "Every act of becoming conscious is an unnatural act." - Adrienne Rich

      by marjo on Wed Sep 21, 2005 at 08:35:40 AM PDT

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    •  interesting point (none)
      That may be why so many male fiction writers have a difficult time writing convincing female characters.  

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      by hrh on Wed Sep 21, 2005 at 08:41:48 AM PDT

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      •  I have it on good authority (none)
        (male friends)
        That some female writers have a similarly difficult time writing convincing men.

        When I write men, I tend to 1. Take a woman, 2. Add nonstop obsession with sex. So far that's worked pretty well.

        Okay...kidding. Sort of. Seriously, though, I think that we do best if we assume there are no gender differences other than the obvious physical ones, and everything else is just individual variance.

    •  As a male (4.00)
      I've always been insulted by that view. It seems to imply that we men are simplistic beings, akin to cavemen in their thought processes and desires. "Ugh ugh meat, ugh ugh sex, ugh ugh antidisestablishmentarianism" As if women aren't thinking the same exact things! Men can be complex too:



      What is he thinking?

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