Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Males and females are different from each other foremost through their developmental and anatomical differences, with women maturing earlier than men. Also, they have chemical and hormonal differences, with women having estrogen whereas men, testosterones. Likewise, they differ in functions and emotional processing, with women responding to more emotive and sensual stimulants than males. Finally, they have different learning styles, with males being more concrete and spatial while females being more verbal and mobile.
The abovementioned differences tell that indeed, men are different from women but this difference should not be the cause of the oppression of one by the other, historically and hegemonically the dominance over women by men. They should be treated as equals despite their difference; their structural, chemical, functional or educational differences should be known and accepted in order to make a better understanding of both sexes.