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flo's avatar

If asking "Is it wrong to .... "(fill in the blank), why would the question specify male or female, etc.?

Asked by flo (11613points) 1 week ago

Why would it be specific to male or female, or this profession or that vocation, this or that ethnicity etc.? For example “Is it wrong if a woman does x?” Does that not mean that one group of people (eg. women) expected to be less than men, and therefore anti women?

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kritiper's avatar

Not specifically, no.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Why can’t a question be specific to men or women? For example what point would there be to addressing men on issues of pregnancy or checking women for prostate cancer?

Kardamom's avatar

Also, I’d be less inclined to allow an adult male to chaperone a girls slumber party, than I would to have a female chaperone supervise a boy’s sleepover.

chyna's avatar

“Is it wrong for a woman to breastfeed in public” would be an example of a gender specific question.

Dutchess_III's avatar

^^^ Is that what she’s asking? I can do that.
“Have you ever had erectile dysfunction” would be a gender specific question.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Wait….are you asking if there are somethings that society feels are wrong for a woman to do, but perfectly OK for a man to do?

stanleybmanly's avatar

It’s another question, where the meaning is anybody’s guess. @flo’s mastery of the field is unrivaled.

Dutchess_III's avatar

^^I’m thinking back on recent questions we’ve been discussing. This may be a takeoff on my question about whoring for flooring.

flo's avatar

Thanks all esp. @Dutchess_III!!!

flo's avatar

When I say all, I mean inspite of the fact that mostly, nowhere in sight of what was in the OP.

flo's avatar

@kritiper right on the money.

flo's avatar

…Re. my first response since the OP, it’s about @Dutchess_III last 2 posts and the ”^^^” part of her 1st post. She saw that most of you were seeing what’s not there.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I was no where in sight either.

flo's avatar

If one needs to one needs to I guess.

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