Comments on: Loose cultures and free women http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2012/03/15/loose-cultures-and-free-women/ Sun, 28 Jul 2013 14:34:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ConstFundie http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2012/03/15/loose-cultures-and-free-women/#comment-2920 Sat, 14 Apr 2012 23:24:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1574#comment-2920 To clarify, think ‘bat signal’.

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By: ConstFundie http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2012/03/15/loose-cultures-and-free-women/#comment-2913 Sat, 14 Apr 2012 12:22:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1574#comment-2913 W. Thien,

Wow, thank you for the wonderful compliments. Truth, justice, and the American way! The American way including freedom and equality, of course. Anytime you work up the intellectual fortitude to add any substance to the topic, beam the phallus light skyward, and I’ll swoop in.

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By: InterestedOne http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2012/03/15/loose-cultures-and-free-women/#comment-2903 Fri, 13 Apr 2012 05:38:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1574#comment-2903 It’s OK ConstFundie, I’ve been here before, childish taunts from one without. You poor thing. I’m guessing now, even though you are hiding your true identity, probably to protect the fact that you seem to know something about everything and can comment on any subject at hand on Reuters (I even thought perhaps you work for Reuters and are trying to create flames to develop interest or something since you seem to comment on just about anything and everything on Reuters – do a Gooogle Search of yourself, it is a bit of a joke), I’m guessing that you are a female. But alas, we still don’t know your real name or identity, ConstFundie. I’d only be guessing. Perhaps you are a superhero trying to hide “its,” hers, his, identity. Perhaps you are transgender. That’s great for you. We still don’t know your name. One thing is for sure, you act like a coward, hiding behind a pseudonym.

By the way, shall I hold the door for you and push in your chair whilst you take my job? Should I lift that heavy box for you because you don’t look like you could do it and I’m in decent shape? I don’t know. Are you a woman? Don’t know. You don’t have the intestinal fortitude to use your real name. Just the school yard taunts.

Finally, you are stuck. You think I believe men are better than women. That’s not my argument at all and I preface that in the beginning of the essay and in fact I conclude otherwise at one point, http://williamthien.wordpress.com/2010/0 8/09/is-there-a-natural-order-amongst-th e-sexes/

But you seem stuck on that fact. I may not know your name, but I do know one thing about you. You are a hater. A hater of men as evidenced by your constant focus on the phallus and trying to take it away from men. Maybe it is something from your past and you are transferring it on to all other men. You keep returning to that argument and that’s not my argument at all and you know it. Perhaps you need to see a psychotherapist and work through that. You’d have to tell them your name, though. They don’t like to work with hand puppets or pseudoymous peoples/its.

What would Sigmund Freud say about you ConstFundie? Or better yet, since you seem to know everything, let’s hear what you have to say about Sigmund Freud.

I mean, if you do a search on Reuters alone, it seems you seem to know everything.

You poor thing, ConstFundie. By the way, if you look at the name Const and Fundie as a first and last name, the initials are the same as that of the name of the lady whose opinion page this is. I hope that’s not a coincidence, too, since ConstFundie seems to comment on just about everything on Reuters, almost like she was doing favors.

Names. I cannot believe Reuters has reduced itself to letting bloggers call people names and then hide behind a pseudonym. I had the impression that this was a reputable web site.

Once again, I’m proven wrong. Just not by ConstFundie.

But getting back to my original statement, ConstFundie, men and women are not equal, whether you are a man or a woman or I am one or the other.

And that’s just a fact that you are going to have to live with, however much you hate it. Hater.

William Thien
http://williamthien.wordpress.com
Thousands read it. Thousands agree.

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By: ConstFundie http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2012/03/15/loose-cultures-and-free-women/#comment-2901 Tue, 10 Apr 2012 00:01:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1574#comment-2901 Ms. Thien, my fault, i forgot that William is not always a male name in these strange times. I guess we are at equal disadvantage as to not knowing our respective gender. Yes, there is so much to know about you in order to understand it all. What race you might be, your age, religion, BMI, ancestry. It all could have a whole lot to do with nothing about why male penguins sit egg clutches, male sea horses gestate young, or male angler fish are parasites to their females. Natural order is natural order.

It’s OK, there was never a debate. ALL people are equal.

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By: InterestedOne http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2012/03/15/loose-cultures-and-free-women/#comment-2892 Tue, 03 Apr 2012 00:53:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1574#comment-2892 Pardon me, ConstFundie, or whomever you are, but I don’t debate publicly with people that do not have the intestinal fortitude to use their real name.

I would add that ConstFundie seems to know a little about everything as she has posted several hundred times primarily on Reuters alone about everything from the subject at hand as well as Iran, various wars, the economy, you name it. She sounds authoritative. If only she or he (we don’t know, do we?) knew what they were talking about, particularly since this particular subject almost requires that we know from which perspective someone is coming.

Sincerely,

William Thien
http://williamthien.wordpress.com
Thousands read it. Thousands agree.

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By: ConstFundie http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2012/03/15/loose-cultures-and-free-women/#comment-2877 Thu, 29 Mar 2012 05:42:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1574#comment-2877 As a population Men and Women are equal in every way, and better than the other in none. Mr. Thien and others use extreme examples to exemplify differences and then recant them as extreme, leaving no example at all. The example given is of men being better at NFL football. NFL football selects for very specific skills and extreme athleticism and strength. First, girls never have the lifetime opportunity to train for the sport of football, and secondly the level of athleticism of NFL football players is unattainable for virtually every man on the planet. We (as a society) have a long history of maintaining the stagnation of culture and stereotype. They are slowly fading in the free world but why not bury them and leap forward. There is a lot of potential being wasted.

All people exist on a continuum of mental and physical abilities. While for raw physical strength, plotting Normal distributions for men and women would certainly exhibit the tail of the men’s distribution overshooting the tail for women. However, those curves would not be independent (side by side). Now imagine the distributions of physical strength per unit weight, and the over shoot tail for men might be even smaller. Now imagine a population where girls are treated the same as boys. Physical sports are strongly encouraged, the dresses, skirts, and shoes, that no human should run in, are exchanged and they can move freely and actively without fear of ‘unlady-like’ accidents. Well, i suppose that tail would be smaller yet.

Even now, I believe that one could choose an average man and there would be legions of women that could defeat him in every sport imaginable. Yes, he would be better at impregnating a woman, which is the true equivalent to giving birth, and the true extent of “Natural Order”.

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By: InterestedOne http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2012/03/15/loose-cultures-and-free-women/#comment-2870 Tue, 27 Mar 2012 01:51:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1574#comment-2870 Men and women are not equal. It’s a misguided notion. In fact men and women are completely different biologically. So if they are completely different biologically, how can they be equal?

Should men and women be treated equally in the work place? Of course. Or perhaps. But to say men and women are equal is false in every way, to include logically, and to continue with that idea is an expensive social mistake. In many ways, women are better than men. Rather, in a lot of ways. But men and women are not equal. It’s time to get past that notion.

I have a different perspective on the matter which you can read at my blog located here, http://williamthien.wordpress.com/2010/0 8/09/is-there-a-natural-order-amongst-th e-sexes/

Sincerely,

William Thien

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By: DiogenesIII http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2012/03/15/loose-cultures-and-free-women/#comment-2864 Mon, 26 Mar 2012 04:48:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1574#comment-2864 Thanks for advancing the talking points for the US presidential election, “Republican war on women”. As a father and grandfather, I want my family to achieve and prosper to the best of there abilities. I believe these are the motivations for most western men. To fabricate a comparison with a past or non western mind set is a false argument. Imagining a sinister cabal of selfish white men may feel empowering in Woman Studies, but it does not represent the reality on the ground.

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By: CAC001 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2012/03/15/loose-cultures-and-free-women/#comment-2832 Thu, 22 Mar 2012 17:23:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1574#comment-2832 Gen, don’t confuse social Darwinism with the biological theory of evolution. Though one is named for the other because it bears a loose similarity, I would not say that most of the folks you label as “progressives” consider social Darwinism a good thing.

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By: ConstFundie http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2012/03/15/loose-cultures-and-free-women/#comment-2831 Thu, 22 Mar 2012 09:05:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1574#comment-2831 @namitabhandare, i have read that in India the culture has historically maintained a stereotype that women are more wise, and men more compassionate.

America is surprisingly slow in accepting women as equals to men. Even today, women leaders are critiqued about their dress, jewelry, and hairstyle, as much as anything. And, just like in more ‘harsh’ cultures, many women help to maintain cultural stereotypes by reinforcing and, even demanding, different dress and behaviors for women. Think about how Americans (especially women) might react if dresses and skirts were banned for all school girls. But what better way to encourage physical activity and fitness? How about high heels? Some of these restrictive cultural stereotypes of femininity need to be re-considered in the light of being lighter shades of the same burqa.

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