Thursday, October 02, 2008

TO WRITE: Are Women and Men REALLY Different?
Gender differences have been discussed, and sometimes enforced, for eons, continuing in this election season, including tonight's VP debate. How real are these differences? More crucially, how important are they?

I'm observing all sorts of interesting things in this arena now that I have an 11-month-old daughter. Friends tell me they couldn't affect their girls' love of princess dresses even though they tried; men seem less likely to ask to hold the baby even when they beam contentedly when the offer is made and they reach out; strangers with a kind comment for the little one are unsure how to deliver it if s/he's wearing gender-neutral clothing below her short baby hair.

Play with this. . .
Write continuously for 20 minutes starting with: The real difference between men and women is... Or start with the differences between girls and boys. What differences have you observed recently? What conclusions have you drawn? Do you treat women and men differently? Do others role-cast you, and how does that feel? Is it advantageous or problematic to have differences? And do gender roles have any influence on your depression?

1 comment:

חוות דעת פסיכיאטרית said...

אין בעצם הבדל בין גברים לנשים וחוות דעת הגיונית צריכה לקחת בחשבון שאין הבדל שכזה. הטיפול נוטה להיות שווה בין גברעים לנשים אולם יש הבדלים מינויריים שצריכים לקחת רקע שוניה של אנשים למשל--- מצבים של טיפולים רפואיים אצל נשים שאין סיכוי שיהיו אצל גברים- טיפולי פוריות עם רמות כגבוהות של הומונים