Friday, 6 January 2017



"The more polarized the gender roles, the more violent the society.

"The less polarized the gender roles, the more peaceful the society."

GENDER - Gloria Steinem.

Countries such as Iceland and Switzerland are fairly relaxed about 'gender'.

Countries such as Saudi Arabia and Yemen are the opposite.

Conservative countries (think of genital mutilation, homophobia and male leaders) tend to be more violent.

In many countries, girls are given a hard time.

For girls aged 10 - 19 globally, suicide is the leading cause of death.

The conservatives fail to see that the animal kingdom has a variety of genders.

Transexual and Transgender Wildlife.



  1. In Freud's Civilization and It's Discontents, a basic these is posited that elites have relaxed sex roles while the working classes, especially the middle classes, have strict sex roles. The strict sex roles foster discipline and an obedient work force. I suppose violence might be a side effect. Strangely, it is often the middle classes that push for wars. But yes, the elites have relaxed sex roles which no doubt make for a nicer world for them.

  2. They do what they want. The elite. Without concern for harm

  3. Polarized (the) gender roles with over emphasis and unnecessary pushing, tends to cause a reaction. Often a ‘queer’ one at that. Which for many into this, the very intention they sought to avoid. Get all SJWey with language and not called for socially forcing less/no gender distinctions and the opposite comes, with calls for a ‘time to wo/man up’ the response. All I see in UK-like places, is overall central-driven manipulation, to fracture what consensus respect for difference in gender understanding is generally held. If violence is connected, and more directly and significantly correlated to societies with more liberal attitudes to gender, it’s likely about the wider approach to ethics and how this identifies and challenges traditional failings. The problem is how to do this, without wholesale demolishing of that which for many, has held up good and more healthy living. The approach and who is being addressed defies national boundaries. Some should flex up, to others, get with the older ways. We can all see liberal bashing is making ground yet mainstream and academics are more influential over public policy, social care etc… It’s a fair post and the comments. Gender’s separate/not so? Middle man me. Says he, adjusting his tights.