Re: technology is the great what?

den Otter (
Mon, 23 Nov 1998 14:36:30 +0100

> From: Spike Jones <>
> den Otter wrote:
> > IMHO, there's only one really significant psychological gender difference,
> > namely "assertiveness". Due to evolutionary circumstance women are
> > *generally* less aggressive and individualistic than men. That's why they
> > are treated as second rate citizens in virtually every country of the world.
> > Assuming that this theory is correct, hormone treatments for all female
> > fetuses and (later on) genetic engineering should pretty much solve the
> > problem. The potential is there, it just needs to be seized. Once again,
> > technology is the equalizer.
> den otter, are you sure that you *really want* women to act like men?

Only in certain aspects. Of course I don't want them to turn into braindead, beer-swilling brutes with a fascination for sports involving a ball. Rather, I'd like women to become more mentally (and physically -- death to anorexia!) empowered; self-confident and non-submissive. At the same time, excess aggression in males would have to be curbed (again by hormone treatments etc.) so that the sexes meet somewhere in the middle. A (mentally) more androgyne society would be more pleasant for everyone.

Well, 'nuff said...