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A blog by Leon Oudejans

Men vs Women

Friendship, a f/m perspective

One of the differences between men and women is that many women believe they can be friends with men, with no (romantic) strings attached. Most men believe Oscar Wilde: "Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship." Interestingly, Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was a homosexual. Hence, it's a gay...

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How are you sure that you forgave someone?

Most of the time, my question above is irrelevant because we have already forgotten what happened. It appears that forgetting = forgiving. Sometimes, we cannot forget past wrongdoings (eg, by others or ourself). Does this then imply the opposite: not forgetting = not forgiving? Not really. Once you love someone you will not forget and/but you will always forgive....

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Under Xi Jinping, Women in China Have Given Up Gains (WSJ)

Wall Street Journal title: Under Xi Jinping, Women in China Have Given Up Gains WSJ subtitle: Women’s labor-force participation has fallen since Xi took power, and China has dropped 33 places in a global gender-gap report By: Shen Lu Date: 9 November 2022 "In China’s state-media narrative, the Communist Party can pride itself on “historic achievements” on women’s...

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I've never written about opportunism, despite mentioning it (eg, my blogs of 2022 and 2016). Opportunism may well explain the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. However, the Russian analysis of (mutual) Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (ie, SWOT) clearly failed (badly). My August blog, Calculating women vs opportunistic men, suggests that opportunism...

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Love, Knowledge & Power, a f/m perspective

Several days ago, Bloomberg reported that men - again - took the bulk of Nobel prizes. This is - again - evidence that men are - in general - hungry for Power. I made a similar observation in my recent blog the power of sex. For a long time, I have been wondering about the Why (eg, anatomy). The Power domain of the 7 Belief systems includes: Data-Info (2019), Money...

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The power of sex

Recently, Carole Hooven, a Harvard professor of evolutionary biology claimed that ‘It’s obvious that men are much more driven by sex than women’ (El Pais). Obviously (sic!), her claim fits the stereotype: men are dominant and women are passive. It's quite weird that this stereotype still exists. My own experiences do not support her view (above). Generalizing my own...

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