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  •  Maybe I misunderstood. (3+ / 0-)
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    I thought you were saying that the gendered divisions of young children meant that gendered divisions are "natural".

    Class & Labor - Tues. nights, Feminisms Wed. nights

    by tryptamine on Thu Jul 26, 2007 at 05:39:33 PM PDT

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    •  I am not sure what 'natural' means (3+ / 0-)
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      Every human is raised in a culture, with very rare and pathological cases of horrendous abuse. So, what is 'natural'? I am not expert on the play behavior of young children in different cultures, so I can't say whether boys and girls separate into groups in the same way in different cultures.

      There do seem to be some sex differences that are 'natural' in virtually any sense one could mean it, although these differences are tendencies, not absolutes, and are smaller than most people assume.  There are similar differences in other animals, including the other primates.  

      Now up: Republican motto Friday: WAYR? History, politics

      by plf515 on Thu Jul 26, 2007 at 06:11:48 PM PDT

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