Thread: Gender Roles
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Old 2012-05-31, 09:46   Link #42
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: East Boston, Massachusetts
Age: 29
But reducing a woman's usefulness to her reproductive capacity, and a man's to his ability to procreate, is only true from a Darwinian perspective. Otherwise, women not capable of bearing children would be just as 'useless' as males. I also think it's more complicated then that anyways - especially in social species, everyone has their role to play.

Though in some alternative reality with a tiny population of humans, I could understand saving females first as they can carry children. You'd only need a few males to knock up all the females. That doesn't apply to our overpopulated world, however.
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