QUOTE(Aratta-Kingdom @ Aug 14 2007, 04:15 AM)
What does red apply got to do with the role the 'armenian women' have in the family and the picture they try to present to the outside world? You made a claim that 'women have not had the right to explore their sexuality in patriarchal societies', and I simply told you it's not true.
Are you a woman? Are you Armenian? Are you an Armenian woman in a traditional Armenian family? Does your brother forbid you to date? Does your mother tell you that sex is a chore, just like cleaning the house and cooking, and something you just have to bear while your husband gets his kicks? If not, then you have no idea what you are talking about.
I have also never claimed that only women have been sexually oppressed in patriarchal societies. Ironically, so have men!
"It's an instinct. This is where bio plays a role. Women only have that many eggs to share. They're not going to share it with the first loser they meet."
Not according to the statement you made earlier. This is what you said "it doesn't take away the fact that what she is primarily looking for is the best out of the bunch, in order to start a family'. You made it sound as if you were in an 'arevtur' for a husband. 'Primarliy looking for the best' and 'instinct' are not the same thing. Again, your 'primary goal' in this case is to 'look for the best out of the bunch' who got money, social status, looks, ect.
It's not my fault you put words into my mouth and completely misinterpret what I write.
I said: many women are incapable of putting words to their instincts. I can, therefore I spell it out.
In other words, a woman will say: "Instinctively, I fell in love with him. I don't know why." When you look at who she fell in love with, you'll see that nine out of ten times, he is the "best out of the bunch," because that is what women are instinctively drawn to.
"Why do you focus solely on "social status"? It's a combination of factors, and social status is one of them."
I didn't. I just used your words against you.
And in what way are you using them against me?
The reason: because a man with a higher income will be able to take care of the family financially. It can't get any simpler than that.
Hunting for 'a man with a higher income' and getting attach to one with an 'instinct' got nothing in common.
You have misunderstood what I have said. Go back and reread, think, and only then reply.