[LMB] OT: Gender Roles

Ruchira Mathur wetair at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 18:24:01 BST 2021


What do you mean, calendar based?

On Thu, Sep 30, 2021, 1:21 PM Harvey Fishman <fishman at panix.com> wrote:

> To my mind, the whole object here is the preservation of masculine
> desire, which is really quite fragile but without which the human race
> is doomed. Feminine desire is calendar based and much more sure.
>
> Harvey
>
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> >>  On 29/09/2021 21:26, Matthew George wrote:
> >>
> >>  >   It's also part of why girls outperform boys in modern school
> >>  > environments - boys tend to become restless when they're expected to
> sit
> >>  at
> >>  > a desk all day.
> >
> >
> >
> >I've seen this before, and it's hilarious.
> >For years and decades and centuries, Women Can't Go To School because it
> >will overheat their precious little brains, and unfit them for the great
> >role of Motherhood.   Women who want to go to sit at a desk all day are
> >unnatural creatures and should be vilified. Only men can sit in the
> >classroom all day without danger.  Women certainly do not deserve to wear
> >the formal cap & gown of the student and scholar.
> >
> >Then women get into school, legally, en masse. And surprise, they're quite
> >good at it.
> >Possibly better than the boys.
> >Oh wait.
> >
> >Boys tend to become restless when they're expected to sit at a desk all
> >day!  It's not fair to expect them to perform as well as their feminine
> >counterparts.  The poor boy's brain might overheat if he has to sit down
> >all day.
> >
> >Tra la. Science!
> >
> >Sylvia
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