We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Bird Dog, my friend ... I've been studyin' on this question for some time, and I've come to the conclusion that so-called 'Women's Studies' programs are in reality a list of grievances held by the instructor [usually a militant feminist] against the male half of our population. And the courses are easy to pass if the student will tamp down his or her good judgment and parrot back to the instructor her own list of grievances.
Now, if a course in Men's Studies had been offered when I was in college, I would have taken it in a New York minute. But we didn't need a course in Men's Studies back then, because we were studying them every hour of every day anyway, bless their hearts.
Of course the stereotype above is as valid as the one that, in Marianne's college days, women were only after the "Mrs." degree.
People are intelligent with foolish lapses. We are kind with lapses. We are practical, with lapses. True for men and women alike. Women do seem to embrace the nurturing role more readily than men and men the physical adventure role more than women. Men are more likely to take pride in an ability to use weapons or show physical strength. One could make interesting scholarship into how these roles developed and how these roles both enhance and limit how people live. But that would just be anthropology and/or psychology with emphasis on gender roles. Doesn't require grievance on anyone's part.
Men's roles and women's roles have enhanced and limited both sexes. Each sex could come up with a long list of grievances. Better if we work on how to relate as humans and as members of our sexes than to rehash grievances.