Why can’t we talk honestly about the sexes and their motivations?
AJ Butler
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Hey AJ

You dismiss Duggie Mitchell ‘s response as dishonest without reason. Anyway, my objections to your view begin with the fact that you are using biology as the means to explain the entire thing. Yes we are biological beings but we are also cultural and social. The biological differences between men and women can’t explain the wage gap or why tech culture became dominated by men.

To give an example, take the Chambri people. In their culture, women are the ones responsible for providing for their family. A quote from an anthropologist describing them: “The men ‘primped’ and spent their time decorating themselves while the women worked and were the practical ones — the opposite of how it seemed in early 20th century America.”

When you choose to look at the issue only from the perspective of biology, you ignore so many women who can’t have kid, don’t want to get married, are widowed, are lesbian, etc. Most importantly, you ignore people who have for decades, as well as right now in this post, expressed that they are ambitious about their careers and they do want an equal and fair salary.

What do you think?

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