OK, I can read some of your minds (you know who you are!) --- and I see that you're annoyed at the feminist tone of several of the little notes here. You've come up with three hypotheses:

Well, the truth is, respectively:

Actually, I'm sincere. John Stuart Mill said it all far better than I can; see On the Subjection Of Women. There's such an incredible waste of potential energy when half of the people on the planet are kept in boxes because of custom, ignorance, fear, and selfishness. Not to mention injustice ...

(see also OnTheSubjectionOf (21 Aug 1999), OurStonehenge (3 May 2001), Cardinal Newman (4 Oct 2001), WomenAndMen (20 Nov 2001), MyOb (18 Aug 2002), EnvelopePushing (24 Apr 2003), ...)

TopicSociety - 2003-05-12

A successful relationship between man and woman requires mutual and profound respect, acceptance, and not a little insight,

(correlates: Comments on Projectile Precision, LookingBack, CatchingOn, ...)