01-07-2012, 04:32 AM
Join Date: May 2010
| | Re: When did men stop being men???
Originally Posted by FrankKissel
I'm afraid this simply is not correct, and any anthropologist will tell you so. There's no such thing as an inherent breadwinner. In the human race's first, and most primitive, societies (and therefore those closest to our inherent nature) there was an equal division of labor among the sexes. And it wasn't simply men hunted and women gathered. In fact, BOTH hunted and BOTH gathered.
Now, in the many centuries since have people been socially conditioned to see the ma as breadwinner? Sure. But that's conditioning, not human nature. And, relatively speaking, it's a recent phenomena. Slowly, but surely, that conditioning will change as society changes - and society always changes.
You are free to hold firm to outdated notions about gender roles. Certainly you won't be alone, and if it works for you, that's cool. But most people, especially the young, recognize that men and women are fully capable of providing for themselves, or one another, if they so choose. There's absolutely nothing in our nature that defines one sex as "breadwinner" and the other as "homemaker."
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Wow. You couldn't be further off base. You have not a clue how the human species developed.