Dating gender dynamics
This Promethean separation has always been our evolutionary gift.After all, the story of Genesis is the story of technology – we invented clothes to hide our naked bodies.
Everywhere, overconfident men and pornified women compete for pair-bonds, while under the surface, the total alienation of our biological roots grows and grows, like an ink pool in the sea, and I cannot help but notice it. She can waste her time dating online or waiting to find chemistry among the slim number of people she actually encounters on her daily commute, or she can select for the highest-quality donor, raise a child in an artificial womb while losing no time from work, then hire a nanny and live as a part-time single mother. And yet, it would raise a generation even further removed from its own biological origins.The fluidity of gender is a positive development, an attempt to create ‘one’ where previously there were two.In Catholic symbolism, the presence of ‘two’ is always a fundamental problem.This seems correct – a Jungian understanding of the human being would consider the mind to be a nexus of competing personalities, some male and some female. A singular, unified ‘they’, a host of thoughts both male and female. The problem, with gender studies, is when biology gets denied.Instead of a singular ‘they’ uniting male and female, the inclination is to deny that either category is real, and that they is simply ‘they’, atop an indifferent gender-neutral psycho-biological structure. Of course, the differences between men and women on average concerning their interests and personalities are very real.