When boys are young they are introduced to sensuality, they are taught to wear satin and silk, soft fabrics and they are encouraged to play with dolls and to explore concepts such as child rearing and looking after the home?
I heard a feminist the other day, she said women still take on most of the “care work”, ie:- she means mums do the housework and look after the kids. (me and her would not greatly see eye to eye on this).
and so we are left with a situation where women are raising children, and by their own admission they are taking on the bulk of that role and then we have boys who grow up with sexist attitudes towards women…? towards women? or towards themselves!!! even worse than that, a general sexist attitude.
So I am saying that women are sexist? 😯
Well of course they are, just as I am, just as the next person is, we all have a view on gender (could be contentious, some people claim androgony and who am I to argue against that!).
I hear sexist comments from women fairly continuously, “boys are rough”, “boys are boistress”.
I have experienced sexism first hand; “You don’t want to wear that” said my boss as I was browsing through skirts.
I have not noticed women being in any way apologetic for their behaviour.
A man tells a woman she can’t wear trousers, a national outcry.
A woman tells a man he can’t wear a skirt, nobody bats an eyelid.
I am slipping off subject.
As boys grow up, he is locked out of a world of sensuality, of tactile feeling, of experiencing different materials.
This is hugeley important for understanding the male psyche.
As girls grow up they are inundated with sensuality, with tactile feeling, with experiencing different materials.
So girls tend to be very blasse and uncaring/unfeeling about why men have a fascination with lingerie let’s say, they don’t imagine there being any problem, because for them there isn’t (some girls do of course react negatively against being brought up with “girly stereotypes” )
So what of boys? Well, they grow up repressed, they grow up wanting tactile sensation, to feel sensual, but they feel guilty, does that mean they are a girl? does that make them a pervert? maybe they just need to get a girlfriend… and hey, that works because then they can make her wear all the things that they themselves like!!!!!
I found this pretty difficult to write, and I don’t know that I have done the subject justice.