Artikkelen er ikke, som overskriften kan forlede deg til å tro, et forsvarsskrift om mannen, men en en tolkning og forklaring av kjønnsroller ut fra en samfunnsmessig perspektiv, i motsetning til et feministisk/sjåvinistisk kjønnsperspektiv. Fin lesing for alle her inne.
"Hence this is not about the ?battle of the sexes,? and in fact I think one unfortunate legacy of feminism has been the idea that men and women are basically enemies. I shall suggest, instead, that most often men and women have been partners, supporting each other rather than exploiting or manipulating each other.
Nor is this about trying to argue that men should be regarded as victims. I detest the whole idea of competing to be victims. And I?m certainly not denying that culture has exploited women. But rather than seeing culture as patriarchy, which is to say a conspiracy by men to exploit women, I think it?s more accurate to understand culture (e.g., a country, a religion) as an abstract system that competes against rival systems ? and that uses both men and women, often in different ways, to advance its cause."
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