Women make the difference in our modern society because they are women. No one argues that men and women differ from one another. Obviously male and female bodies are anatomically different, but mentally and emotionally the two genders differ as well…
The different thought processes of men and women have-not been proven to be genetic, but it’s accepted that they are. It’s acknowledged that within our genetic makeup, there’s a code that causes men to be less emotional, more competitive, and more prone to violence. Women are genetically hardwired to be more caring, sensitive, sharing and much less prone to violence than men.
Looking back along our evolutionary development, these genetic differences served our species well. The stronger male was more genetically suited to being a hunter and warrior. While less physically strong, the child bearing female was genetically instilled with instincts that would make a good mother.
Over the last 75 years the gender divide has been blurred. Prior to World War Two our society was fundamentally the same as it was back when our ancestors lived in caves. Modern conveniences aside, men were the provider and protector. Women had the role of preparing meals, keeping house, giving birth to children, and raising them.
We still have a long way to go before the sexes are truly equal, but today women are active in politics and the military, and occupy positions in every field of endeavor. However, this does not mean our genetics have been recoded.
After thousands of generations of evolution, we still have the vestige of a tail, the Taliban, and organs that serve little practical purpose. However, it will require many more millennium before they disappear. Likewise, it will be millennium before changes in genetic coding governing thought processes and emotions in men and women merge. But would be want women to mimic men emotionally? No!
Our society is much richer, and far better off because women differ from men. In fact, it’s that the sexes do differ women are motivated to take up causes propel us forward. Eighty percent of American women believe that supporting causes create a sense of purpose and meaning to lifestyle.
Women also believe individuals can make a difference by supporting causes. Men see a “cause célèbre” people embrace like a fad. Ironically, it was the willingness of individual women to support causes that resulted in Prohibition and equal voting rights for all American citizens, regardless of gender. It was women taking up a cause that advanced workplace equality to where it is today, including women in combat roles.
In all, 45% of Americans are personally involved in supporting causes. However, women make up 35%, while only 10% of all Americans actively support causes are men.
Men and women don’t usually support the same causes, but agree some causes deserve their support. Feeding the hungry and supporting US troops abroad are universally supported. However, women support youth-related causes like bullying and childhood obesity, while men are more likely to support the Tea Party, crime prevention, etc.. Understandably, gender specific issues, such as breast cancer and prostate cancer, are supported by the gender impacted by the disease.
Men and women support causes differently as well. Men and women will both donate money and lend physical support in the form of volunteering to further a cause. However, men are prone to donate money rather than a volunteer. Women, however, are more likely to get involved by donating money, clothing and other personal items. Women also volunteer more of their spare time than men.
Women are more likely to recognize the role that social media plays in furthering a cause than men. Thus, women are more likely to support causes through social media, such as joining Facebook groups, contributing comments and guest posts to blogs that include cause logos and donation links. Women are also more likely to use social media as an information source to learn about causes and to be updated.
Women make the difference when it comes to furthering causes that improve and enrich our society. So, as righteous as equality between the sexes is, if women become more like men our society will be all the poorer because if it.
Leonard (Len) Bowcott is an avid traveler and a fervent supporter of causes involving the rights of women around the world, especially in the Middle East and Africa. He also travels the world volunteering his time to causes that offer safety, shelter, and well being of children living in poverty. Len funds his travel and volunteer work through his own online ventures
, that he can maintain from anywhere on the planet that has Internet access.