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December 12th, 2005
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Learning styles, and the fallibility of grown ups

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Date:December 12th, 2005 03:32 pm (UTC)
Your cat-dog analogy is fantastic. Do you mind if I quote it to other people?

However, having been brought up as a male I disagree that we're taught that our main good feature is intelligence. It doesn't make one popular with other kids, or indeed adults, outside of the very narrow social sphere of academics.
Date:December 12th, 2005 03:47 pm (UTC)
Good point. Maybe I mean personality. I think it's generally considered less heinous for a man to be ugly, and less heinous for a woman to be crass or inconsiderate, although I think the general opinion is changing toward both things being equally heinous for both sexes. I do think that the disapproval gap is closing faster for women though; although maybe that's because being inconsiderate is a far worse flaw than being physically ugly, so it makes sense that if one flaw is to be excused in anybody of either sex, it ought to be ugliness.

You can quote the analogy to other people, as long as they're not in my group :) It was at least partly inspired by the_alchemist and yvesilena and friends' bose/nug thing, though, so I can't take all the credit.
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