I’m involved in a very interesting debate on another blog located off xanga where we are discussing gender roles in society and whether or not women are the gatekeepers of sex.
The question at hand is; are women the gate keepers of sex because of biological reasons or societal reasons?
Biological would be, they have more to lose than men do because of potential pregnancy and the limited amount of eggs they produce in a lifetime. So they must be more selective about who they give them to.
Societal, they’ve been told by society (religion, culture etc.) to be selective and not put out to just any man.
The blog author however is debating that both women and men are gate keepers of sex and that western society has just labeled women as the only gate keepers. Thus putting it in their head that they should act this way. When really they should ditch the snobby persona that they are the only ones with something to offer and desire.
What is your take on all of this?