Ian Ainslie

New York, NY, United States

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Ian Ainslie
Posted almost 4 years ago
How can we respect femininity?
CONT...The definition of intelligence really covers a vast array of subjects - communication, abstract thought, planning, emotional intelligence, common sense, ect. Being a mother is defiantly highly valued, but just not highly recognized in our current cultural soup. On the flip side being a stay at home dad is even more socially stigmatizing. To answer your question is critical thinking. Take femininity out of the equation and replace it with humanity. The best way is to talk, share, and market the idea that intelligence is not as narrow as we measure it and discover & develop new ways to quantify and qualify that intelligence. Then feed that information to humanity with novelty to move past peoples egos and into their open minds.
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Ian Ainslie
Posted almost 4 years ago
How can we respect femininity?
Felicia you bring up great points! I agree with you that Women & Men do have quantitative differences, women’s brains do have more cross connections between left and right lobes, and men have fewer connections – this change occurs during fetal development by 2nd month, before that we are all equal. This fundamental difference accounts for the fact women are better at seeing links between issues/people, and are better and doing spit-brain task (commonly called mutli-tasking) then men. Men are better at intensely focusing on an issue, and compartmentalizing almost anything that comes across our plate good or bad. I agree that neither of these innate abilities makes one sex better than the other sex. If you move past physiology , social structures is the next big influencing factor. Yes Male dominated society are prevalent in majority of cultures world-wide, but I really like the point that Fisher brought up that once we moved past the hunter/gather social equal structure and went agricultural women lost equity and were essential put out of a job 10K yrs ago. But important to note, since the industrial/post industrial revolution men have socially worked themselves out of a job. Rosie the Riveter showed the world what it forgot 9800 years ago that women are equals despite our physical differences. In only a few hundred years every culture that goes industrial women gain more equality, education, & rights. Recent studies in the US have shown that women between 18-25 are now earning an average of 8% more income than their male counter parts. Equality is happening I don’t directly agree with you that IQ testing is slanted towards measuring male based intelligence. Math and Science are not exclusive to men – my mother has a master in chemistry from early 1960’s, Marie Curie, Rosalind franklin, ect. Instead I would state that what societies defines as intelligence is only a narrow spectrum of any woman’s or man’s intelligence. The definition of intelligence really