Men and women are different, in a rudimentary physical sense but also in their psychological tendencies.
In particular, a major psychological distinction presents in the disparate interests of each gender. For the most part, men are interested in ideas and things; whereas women are interested in people.
I have noticed this phenomenon in rather plain sight at work. On Monday mornings, between each other, women go into detail outlining the recent activities of themselves, their friends and family. On the other hand, when social interaction transpires between men, they tend to focus on interests external to people: national sport, local sport, weekend visits to a hobby farm, etc. Further, when the opportunity arises to discuss ideas tangentially related to politics, religion or culture–it is men who display some interest; women show none.
Since Western society recognised the legitimacy of transgenderism in 2015, gender as a ‘social construct’ has been trumpeted to be gospel truth. By describing gender as a social construct, is meant the view “that there is no inherent truth to gender; it is constructed by social expectations and gender performance.”
Yet the above distinction–men being interested in ideas and things, women being interested in people–reveals this concept of gender to be a thinly veiled pretence.
It is instructive to consider the fact of contemporary society uniformly encouraging women to pursue leadership, independence and career, while discouraging them from behaviour associated with traditional expressions of femininity. Evidently, these influences have borne fruit, with women accounting for 58 % of students enrolled in Australian universities. This being the case, how could anyone possibly believe that women are interested in people–due to pressure wrought by the gender construct? In truth, nothing exists in the lives of teenage girls that directs them towards such fancies.
Women are being pressured into emulating male behaviour; quite clearly, this has not even come close to achieving its promised effect. Liberated from prior constraints, women have proven to be far more given to the trivial reaches of human life than the ideas which shape us. A far cry, 48 years after the release of ‘I am Woman’, from being ‘strong’ and ‘invincible’.
Importantly, the preoccupation of women with people is not a bad thing, it supporting their instinct for nurturing children and complementarity in relation to men.
Forty years on from the institutionalisation of feminism, however, men and women continue to be starkly different in this respect. For this reason, it is fair to assume this profound divergence in gender will persist until the end of time itself.