I became aware of this article yesterday by a friend; it relies heavily on a definition of a woman. People are forgetting that a marriage is a partnership with an individual that they connect with. By getting lost in terms and technicalities it kills the initial purpose behind a marriage in the first place.
“Men haven’t changed much.” As a woman offended by this statement, I also think this statement is very misguided. From my everyday interactions I feel that men have been just as affected by the Women’s Movement as women have been. Although not the direct benefiters, men are also affected by its outcomes as individuals who interact with women daily. A changed gender definition in society changes the dynamic of society completely; people communicate differently under these new ideas.
I think it is misguided to place blame on any particular gender for the state that our community is in, in terms of gender relations. As people that live together in an environment, all sets of persons hold responsibility for whatever occurs. I find it ironic that the author chooses to end on the idea that one sex(male or female) must surrender for some type of “equal medium”. The idea of different sexes cohabitating in an environment shouldn’t be seen as some sort of give and take relationship. By changing how they view this foundational concept, different persons will be able to live with and learn from each other without unnecessary disputes.