“Traditional determinants of gender identity in the clothes we wear and the products we use are blurring fast. When asked to tick a box on one of those annoying local authority questionnaires that demands to know whether you are male or female, I am always tempted to avoid a straightforward yes/no answer and write: “It depends.”
What great men and women of our history would be rolling around in their graves to learn of the popularization of what may as well be termed “gender indiscrimiation”; the inability and insubordinace in determining / distinguishing a man from a woman or a woman from a man.
There are just certain differences between being a man and being a woman THAT CANNOT BE CHANGED. And I am arguing, should not be changed.
This article tries to blur the lines and speak in a line of forward thinking that claims women are becoming more like men and men are becoming more like women. Which is, as some would say, “As it should be.” Congratulations, you’re wrong!
I enjoy a doubleshot of whiskey every once in a while, sure, and maybe I love fast and fancy cars more than the average person, but those tendencies don’t make me want to shed my femininity in the pursuit of those indulgences. I know my role in this world as a woman and I am more than happy to live it. It extends to more than the interests lists I maintain, which don’t necessarily mean excluding the feminine aspects of my role in society.
There is no line-blurring in the clear-cut world of sexuality unless you are looking to adapt the rules to magically fit the lifestyle you are trying to lead.
I’m going to go out on a limb here, too, and claim that the greatest threat to American society began when women started working outside of the home. Flog me, fine, but when you outsource the raising of your children to someone who is not you, you open the door to a whole host of potential problems. If you need to work, sure, if you have to work, fine, but if the priorities of raising a family are not at the top of your list, don’t be surprised when your family doesn’t turn out raised.