Society and lifestyle
23 September 2021, Seytoo
The differences between woman and man are a matter of the relation of complementarity and not of perfection and imperfection.
Man and woman have, for a time, been complementary in their differences, and over time, they loved each other, then rejected each other, then they came together.
Girl or boy? It is already this difference that characterizes the fetus or the newborn. Physical difference which conditions the partition of humanity in two. The cohabitation is indeed marked by male domination. Built over centuries, the structures of this domination is changing but it does not dissolve. Gender equality must be seen as utopia, an ideal towards which to strive.
Men and women are different and complementary in many ways. Regardless of cultures, psychologists show that men and women differ in aggressiveness and general level of activity, type of cognitive power, sensory activity and sexual behavior. It may seem more reassuring to talk about the complementarity of the sexes, a sort of readily-made solution which has the effect of avoiding problems, because whatever we may say, we will always lack this complementarity essential to the natural balance. of each one.
The complementarity of the sexes is evident in the anatomy, but, this complementarity is not so evident in its functions. We must go beyond the opposition of equality, our differences, by reflecting on the relationship between the sexes which falls neither in the unilateral valuation of one or the other, nor in the ready-made solution of complementarity.
The male-female association has been evident from the start. God did not create a man and a woman independent of each other. He created a couple…
Today we live with a “problem” of individual independence. The working woman wants to be free, she does not want to depend on her husband. She wants her financial autonomy, her independence of decision, her freedom of choice of life. For a single woman that is certainly good. She does what she wants while being serious, keeping herself safe, behaving correctly.
However in a couple, there is interdependence. All decisions are taken together for the organization and proper functioning of the household, in accordance with everyone's participation, so that there is good harmony in the family. The woman is called to assist her husband, to love him and to allow herself to be loved.
The complementarity between a man and a woman also makes possible another aspect of marriage: the gift of life. The love between a man and a woman was designed to call for the existence of new human lives and, in doing so, to accomplish even more the sharing of life between spouses. It doesn't always produce life, but it's been drawn about it.
In fact, the differences between woman and man are a matter of the relation of complementarity and not of perfection and imperfection. The law of creation wanted to find, through these differences, a better relationship of complementarity between man and woman, who were certainly created to lead a life together.
I would go so far as to say that in man and woman, we will no longer see two complementary beings but one being divided into two.
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