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Old 07-25-2018, 12:57 AM
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So this just struck me after reading this article (although by no means do you need to comment specifically on this article.)

https://jezebel.com/?startTime=1532450700747

One of the top comments spoke about "transition" and it got me thinking. In 2018, is sex and dating mostly something we're increasingly driving both men and women to unrealistically think about? That is we have someone like Korducki extolling the feminist nature of the "shallow" breakup, while at the same time we have Incels entitled to sex and commitment.

Is it possible that that both sexes are driving their own demographics into unrealistic expectations about what the other should and should not do? Is it a woman's job to provide sex? It is it a man's job to provide emotional stability to a whimsical partner. Are we extolling what are essentially shitty people as models for what should be ok?
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Old 07-26-2018, 05:19 PM
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Is it a woman's job to provide sex?
It's not quite that simple. I'd side-eye a woman who expected celibacy from their husband, for example, but equally, that doesn't mean that being married to someone removes the need to consent.
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Is it a man's job to provide emotional stability to a whimsical partner.
Again, it's not that simple. If you knew going into the marriage that your partner was whimsical, then yes, it's arguable you can't complain they don't change. Conversely, if you didn't know beforehand, then no, you don't need to put up with it.
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Old 07-28-2018, 03:01 PM
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I'm going to need the actual article for reference as I honestly have no idea what this thread is specifically talking about. The link in the OP is just the current list of stories and the top one is about how some Jane Austin novel was bought by some rich prince.
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