A while ago I was witness to a program on the otherwise innocent HGTV called “Battle of the Sexes”, a title that encapsulates what I feel is currently wrong with our modern-day concept of co-gendered existence: competitors, rather than cooperators. We are raised in a culture that sees the sexes “battling” as acceptable, even normal. Battling in the workplace, battling in classrooms, in video games, in relationships, in marriages and in litertature.
The primary purpose of the two sexes is reproduction and the maintenance of family via compassionate bonds. How exactly is this going to be achieved through competition rather than cooperation? I thought it was “making love” that built marriages and families, not “making war”, as the cliche’s of the hippie era (which ironically enough would become the source of many of the sexes-as-enemies ideologies that have become commonplace today) would logically theorize. But the latter will be what we are apt to partake in as long as popular culture and the bulk of the academic world continue to promote the justification and acceptance of gender warfare.