Archive for July, 2010

Equality: the 0 on the scale of female-to-male sexual attraction

July 24, 2010

She is never sexually attracted to a man whom she perceives as merely equal to her. She is attracted to the degree that she perceives him to be superior — in some way that she can get fired up about. Equality, thus, defines the 0 point on her scale of attraction.

What kind of male superiority can she get fired up about? That depends on her particular preferences, predicaments, and values. Psychosocial dominance most often does the trick. Intellectual or artistic dominance can do the trick in a domain that defines her own life. Physical superiority is rarely a strong factor because it matters less in modern life and because many men have it.

Priceless advice: refrigerator game

July 13, 2010

Equally valued?

July 1, 2010

Good question. What are the latest data on the gender pay gap? Equal work certainly should be valued the same.
But we may be missing a bigger question…

This is not easily answered. It should be studied empirically in the social sciences using a variety of indices of value. I suspect the answer would be…

I’ve posted a related argument here.