Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Are we still cave-women?

A recent article says that women still are very much dependent on men, no matter how successful they are individually.

In evolutionary terms the huge cultural changes over the past generation amount simply to the merest blink of an eye. It could take another 10,000 years for women to change their thinking.Quite simply, women are preprogrammed to feel dependent on men. Even today women may be richer and enjoy all the trappings of success but, deep down in their psyche, they fear they can't survive alone.These women may be shooting up the career ladder and earning more than the men in their lives, but when it comes to relationships men still hold the trump card.

I have seen women behave irrationally in a relationship, but I hope that the author is wrong about the whole dependency theory. Besides, the primary reason why women look for socially superior men is to ensure that their fragile egos don't get bruised and lead to relationship troubles. I wonder what today's women have to say to this?


anusha said...

Well! I am pretty sure women are quiet independent. How many women manage on their own successfully after their husband's death? Can we say the same thing about men?

There are always men and women who are dependent on others, but todays women, I would definitely say far more capable of taking care of themselves than they used to be in the olden days. Well wanting a companionship is a deferent thing than being dependent.

I think the Arthur needs to resarch a bit more...

sitaramc said...


Some sciences deal with people "en masse", some with separate individuals. There is no contradiction between your personal observations and the author's theory. In terms of evolution he is perfectly correct, but "perfectly correct" does not mean the same as "applies to every single female on the planet"



Harish said...

Good point Diviya. However, with no intention to sound like a "typical guy", I personally feel that girls like you are still a small proportion of girls at large. If you look around, the majority of women still fits into author's definition. To my mind, girls like you are the cream.. and an exception rather than the rule. May your tribe increase..