I’ve realized that, as a woman with a logical mind, I have the responsibility to make this observation. A normal woman wouldn’t say it, and if a man said it, he’d be accused of sexism. But it’s true. Normal women– quit being hypocrites. Either stop begging to have babies, or stop complaining about having babies. When we’re all immortal cyborgs, you can have as many babies as you want in virtual reality simulations.
Not to be unfair– normal men have plenty of irrational traits too. (See #794 and #274.) Gender isn’t the problem– following stupid social rules is the problem.
But I personally am not as angry about it as Abby is. One can’t really blame people for what society has raised them to do. The more I realize that all personality traits come from either biology or upbringing, the less I’m able to stay mad at anyone for anything.
Plus, I spend most of my time with nerdy weird people, who follow gender roles much less. Most of the stereotypical male and female behaviors are very illogical, and nerds like logic.
I got in logic battles like this all the time in high school. Once we had ice cream, and someone was too grossed out to eat it because supposedly some kid had picked his nose and eaten the booger over the ice cream bowl. I said, “well, if he ate the booger, then it didn’t go in the ice cream, so I don’t see the problem.” People did not understand my point.
The same sort of stuff that happened with “sanitation” also happened with “decency.” Once, in class, I got overheated and tried to take off the sweater that was on over my t-shirt, and my para yelled at me because the action required undoing the straps of my overalls. Apparently being seen with my overall straps undone for a few seconds was “indecent,” even though I wasn’t showing any more skin than otherwise, and was still showing less skin than most of the other students in the room. Whatever.