They have a tendency towards dominance and control, which females don't have.
Funny you should use those words because women (i.e. wives, girlfriends, bosses) tend to be described as being dominant and controlling :?
Well, Many scholars and scientists have used them ( the words that mean men are stronger than women )beginning with Plato -or may be before : it came with the Bible , I think - till today's scientists . Can you convince me that it is just the opposite ? I am so sorry if I offend you to say that ,but I don't think that's an anti-feminine act, do you? :shock:
Goodness. No offense/offence taken.
I thought it was funny
, as in interesting that you chose the exact same words that men use to describe female partners. I was attempting, albeit in retrospect a bad idea, a play on words.
e.g. "My wife is so controlling!"
By the way, in the day 'n age of Plato and Aristotle, people in general held the view that women were not equal to men. Mind you, that was Ancient thought. We've come a long way since then, though.
Our way of looking at the world has changed. Moreover, with regards to the Bible, and other ancient sources reflecting the thought of the times, he wrote his
Which disciple was female again?
(There were two Marys, of course, the virgin & mother and the prostitute.) Tradionally, men published men. Women who wrote, had to use a pseudonym to get published, by men, as men. In other words, Plato was a guy writing at a time when guys were considered the be all and end all of wisdom, which is certainly not the case today and something one should seriously take into consideration when looking to support the present with the past.
I don't feel that your words are anti-feminist. However, I do feel they reflect ancient ideals and thought. That is, history is significant only in that it teaches us to not make the same mistakes today that we made in the past.
In short, I'd use Plato to argue that culture is a contributing factor in determining who is smart and who is not