Monday, August 01, 2011

It's A Man's World

I haven't read the book, but I do find there's a lot of resistance to this basic idea even from some good liberals (including some good liberal women!). There are a lot things in our society which are structured around the basic life cycle of a man, and which don't really account for the fact that, yes, women are actually different even over and above those differences which are culturally produced (short but incomplete version: they can have babies). Some are small, many are probably not deliberate in the sense of being put there in order to keep women down specifically, but the net impact is a world where women are not in fact treated equally by our basic institutional structures.