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Gisela McKay

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Are there any merits to the idea that Communism is "feminine"?

Evolving out of another TED conversation where the discussion turned toward the idea that women mostly want people to "share" whereas men mostly want to watch people get defeated, in a manner where there is a clear victor. (Technically, the phrasing was that most women are secretly communists.)

Now if you know me, you probably realize I don't actually agree with the premise, but it is an interesting topic of discussion. First off, I would replace communism with socialism, followed by pointing out that there is a greater range of difference within a sex than between them.

I'm willing to be swayed, though, if you have a persuasive argument that supports the idea, please feel free to share it.

I am going to ask the mods to let this thread stand as a thought experiment rather than as a definitive description of the world around us.

So, go for it - persuade away!

EDIT: Definitely communism in theory, not in the way we have seen it implemented.


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    Feb 4 2012: Gisela McKay: "This completely ignores the fact that people are motivated by different factors."

    those cold medications seemingly left your composition ability unimpaired. however, you forgot to mention what "this" is.
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      Feb 5 2012: Yeah, ignore the drug-addled sleepy post until I re-read what I was answering.

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