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women!Do you agree or disagree: Women always sacrifice themselves in hard situation and...

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hani8425 | Middle School Teacher | Honors

Posted September 16, 2010 at 9:42 AM via web

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Do you agree or disagree: Women always sacrifice themselves in hard situation and then men come and turn them alive just by one kiss; and at last men win the universe honor!

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clairewait | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted September 17, 2010 at 11:09 AM (Answer #2)

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I would say this is perhaps a fairy tale view of the world.  But fairy tales distort most of reality.  Consider the fact that they ALL end with "And they lived happily ever after..." as if all it takes is to fall in love or be swept off one's feet for everything to end up happy and perfect.  Hah!

 

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Lori Steinbach | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted September 23, 2010 at 5:47 PM (Answer #3)

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Anything that asks me to agree with a statement beginning with the word all makes me very leery of agreeing.  There are very few things all women have in common, and all women certainly do not sacrifice themselves in difficult situations.  We know that's true because there are plenty of women who abandon their husbands and kids, which is certainly not sacrificial behavior.  Men turning things around with "just one kiss" is equally untrue, and there are plenty of men and women both who could prove that.  This is, as clairewaite points out, a romanticized, fairy tale version of the world.  It may be true of some, but it most certainly is not true of all.

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted October 5, 2010 at 7:55 PM (Answer #4)

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Even if I take the qualifier "all" to mean "most" or "majority", I find it difficult to agree with the statement in the Post #1. There are distinct physical differences between men and women. In addition, there are tendency for some differences in their psychological characteristics also. However there are no difference in matter of willingness to make sacrifices when situation demands it. Also, in terms of winning honours, the society makes no distinction between men and women.

Perhaps in the past, women did face some limitation in terms of participating in public life outside the domestic environment. This definitely put them at some disadvantage, and they had to make more compromises than men. But forced compromises should not be mixed up with willing sacrifices. Besides the situation is changed now.

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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted October 27, 2010 at 7:47 AM (Answer #5)

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Absolutely wrong. This is sexism at the most blatant. Many women are unwilling to sacrifice themselves for anything. Many women do not want or need men to rush in and solve their problems with a little romance. I'm not even sure where this thinking came from, but I certainly feel it is an entirely inaccurate assessment of the function of male and female in life and relationships.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted July 26, 2011 at 2:39 PM (Answer #6)

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I disagree. You cannot group women and men into roles like this. Actually, I am not even exactly sure that you can group any women and men. Gender roles are much more complicated than this, and we have come a long way as a society from accepting these ideas.

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