Gender Differences Quotes

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Khaled Hosseini
“Boys, Laila came to see, treated friendship the way they treated the sun: its existence undisputed; its radiance best enjoyed, not beheld directly.”
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

Ken Poirot
“Men most often know what they want, yet they are not always sure how they feel. Women most often know how they feel, yet they may not always know what they want.”
Ken Poirot, Mentor Me: GA=T+E—A Formula to Fulfill Your Greatest Achievement
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“The rest of us have never embraced your victim mentality; we are not victims. We are people, the same way that men are. We are equal, yet different. We, unlike you, realize that is not mutually exclusive.”
Lori Ziganto

Tamora Pierce
“She got to her feet and tucked her fingers into her armpits to warm them, glaring at Briar and Parahan as she walked over to the mules. It wasn't fair that men didn't have to twist themselves into knots to pee!”
Tamora Pierce, Battle Magic

Jim Butcher
“Maybe this was a male-female translation problem. I read an article once that said that when women have a conversation, they're communicating on five levels. They follow the conversation that they're actually having, the conversation that is specifically being avoided, the tone being applied to the overt conversation, the buried conversation that is being covered only in subtext, and finally the other person's body language.
That is, on many levels, astounding to me. I mean, that's like having a freaking superpower. When I, and most other people with a Y chromosome, have a conversation, we're having a conversation. Singular. We're paying attention to what is being said, considering that, and replying to it. All these other conversations that have apparently been going on for the last several thousand years? I didn't even know that they ~existed~ until I read that stupid article, and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one.”
Jim Butcher, Cold Days

J. Budziszewski
“We may add that it is not an act of justice but of foolish injustice to pretend the sexes are the same. Justice is exercised in respectfully providing for the due needs of each.”
J. Budziszewski, What We Can't Not Know: A Guide

Shawn T. Smith
“The healthiest relationships have room for both male and female strengths.”
Shawn T. Smith, The Woman's Guide to How Men Think: Love, Commitment, and the Male Mind

Sheryl Sandberg
“Instead of ignoring our differences, we need to accept and transcend them.”
Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

“For every woman you know who has been given substandard treatment by her parents, used by her friend or boyfriend, abused by her husband, discriminated by her employers and ridiculed by society, I know a man who has been burdened with family responsibility since childhood, humiliated by his girlfriend, bullied by his employers, pushed by society and harassed by his wife. Everybody is fighting their own battle.”
Sanjeev Himachali

bell hooks
“Whether they regard themselves as pro- or antifeminist, most women want men to do more of the emotional work in relationships. And most men, even those who wholeheartedly support gender equality in the workforce, still believe that emotional work is female labor. Most men continue to uphold the sexist decree that emotions have no place in the work world and that emotional labor at home should be done by females.”
bell hooks

Shawn T. Smith
“Women tend to communicate early and often about a problem. Men are more likely to view communication as a tool, and when they see it as the wrong tool for the job, they believe it should be stored neatly in the toolbox.”
Shawn T. Smith, The Woman's Guide to How Men Think: Love, Commitment, and the Male Mind

Shawn T. Smith
“In my experience, women underestimate the effect that their happiness has on the men in their lives.”
Shawn T. Smith, The Woman's Guide to How Men Think: Love, Commitment, and the Male Mind

Ivy Compton-Burnett
“There is more difference within the sexes than between them.”
Ivy Compton-Burnett, Mother and Son

Sue Monk Kidd
“Indeed, as I made my critique, the problem seemed to me not that there are differences but rather how we value these differences.”
Sue Monk Kidd, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter

Shawn T. Smith
“Men loathe the feeling of failing at the relationship.”
Shawn T. Smith, The Woman's Guide to How Men Think: Love, Commitment, and the Male Mind

Simon Baron-Cohen
“the hope is that laying out what we understand about essential differences in the minds of men and women may lead to grater acceptance and respect of difference.”
Simon Baron-Cohen, The Essential Difference: Male And Female Brains And The Truth About Autism

“Underwear is an instrument of suppression and division. It forces at least the male wearer to focus on sex and causes an imbalance between genders. Males crave too often, females are annoyed and start rejecting. And the seemingly only way to stop the craving takes ones energy away.”

“God simply revealed the self-centered core that began to motivate each of them: The woman would continue to try to draw life and nurturing from a man who was not capable of filling these deep needs—never was and never will be. And the man would be forever trying to rule over the woman, either aggressively or passively trying to keep her quiet about his inadequacy to fill her needs.”
Jeff VanVonderen, Families Where Grace Is in Place

Shawn T. Smith
“We're the expendable half of the species, ladies. We're designed to take down the bad guys, to save the children. We're your weapons, your attack dogs. We're ready to i.e. taking down the threats against you. There isn't much call for this in the twenty-first century, but this is our baggage. We're here to solve your problems, and when you have no need for our upper-body strength, raw courage, or foolish daring, we can be at a loss.”
Shawn T. Smith, The Woman's Guide to How Men Think: Love, Commitment, and the Male Mind

Shawn T. Smith
“Good men are a bit like border collies: we're happiest when we're useful. That's why the life of a good man involves constant striving for direction and meaning.”
Shawn T. Smith, The Woman's Guide to How Men Think: Love, Commitment, and the Male Mind

Robert Louis Stevenson
“Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but principally by catchwords; and the little rift between the sexes is astonishingly widened by simply teaching one set of catchwords to the girls and another to the boys.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque

Anthony Stevens
“Sexual differentiation begins approximately six weeks after conception, when in male children the gonads are formed and begin to manufacture male hormone, which has a profound effect on the future development of the embryo. In the female, on the other hand, the ovaries are not formed until the sixth month, by which time the greater size, weight, and muscular strength of the male is already established. This is the biological basis of the sexual dimorphism apparent in the great majority of societies known to anthropology, where child-rearing is almost invariably the responsibility of women, and hunting and warfare the responsibility of men. These differences have less to do with cultural `stereotypes' than some fashionable contemporary notions would have us believe. While it is true that at all ages males and females have far more in common than they have differences between them, there can be no doubt that some differences exist which have their roots in the biology of our species. Jung was quite clear about this. Again and again, he refers to the masculine and the feminine as two great archetypal principles, coexisting as equal and complementary parts of a balanced cosmic system, as expressed in the interplay of yin and yang in Taoist philosophy. These archetypal principles provide the foundations on which masculine and feminine stereotypes begin to do their work, providing an awareness of gender. Gender is the psychic recognition and social expression of the sex to which nature has assigned us, and a child's awareness of its gender is established by as early as eighteen months of age.”
Anthony Stevens, Jung: A Very Short Introduction

“Warum versuchen wir immer noch Fragen wie „was ist typisch männlich?“ bzw. „was ist typisch weiblich?“ zu beantworten, anstatt danach zu streben, diese beiden Seiten, die jeder von uns in sich trägt, gleichermaßen zu vereinen?”
Nina Hrusa