General status of gender relations vs. Quibbles

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at
Tue Nov 23 17:34:10 PST 1999

>Even in a
>socialist, egalitarian and non-sexist society, older men might still go out
>with younger women much more frequently than older women go out with
>younger men.

What can possibly be the cause of such a pattern in the society you posit? It's much more likely that such a gendered behavior will disappear; the causes of the existing pattern are sexism + income & wealth inequality between men and women, so in a society where neither exists, there is no material condition that supports such a pattern. Further, there won't be any matterial support for the predominance of heterosexuality either. I guess when it comes to gender, many men avoid inconvenient materialist explanations.


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