Monday, February 07, 2011

Is There Anything Good About Men? How Cultures Flourish by Exploiting Men

Luke Ford writes:

Roy Baumeister was on Dennis Prager’s radio show yesterday talking about his new book.

Roy: “There’s a lot of opinion that men would be best if they just ended up more like women. I’m advancing the different but equal thesis. They’re interested in different things. The differences between men and women are more about what they want than what they are capable of.”

“All over the world, it’s been a fact that men have superior status to women.”

“Explanation? We can look past oppression and see other reasons for inequality. Men are more oriented in their social impulses towards large groups and large networks of shallower relationships while women specialize more in the close intimate pair-bond. Culture tends to grow out of these large network of shallow relationships. Culture depends on economic trade, information, competition.”