Between the Sexes, a Great Divide: Respond

Topics: Gender, Gender role, Transgender Pages: 2 (838 words) Published: April 14, 2013
Have you ever thought about what the sun and moon would say to each other if they were given an opportunity to communicate? In her article “Between the Sexes, A Great Divide”, Anna Quindlen shows the differences between the genders, like sun and moon, and the divide that exists between them, which starts from the first high school dance, where boys and girls are far away from each other, and all the game is about who is going to do the first move. I mainly agree with Quindlen, that “it is the dance that’s important, not the difference,” but there are some points that I have a different opinion, such as the conclusion is which the writer comes. Only one thing is certain• there are not only differences between men and women, but there are also between ages. The first thing I agree with, is that this gap between the genders is something real. Children, from young age, try all the time to come closer to the other gender, and most of the times, without a good result. It is not the fact that they cannot communicate, but the fact that they are so afraid to make the first move, that they end up saying irrelevant things, which do not help the conversation. Quindlen says that all of us have the memory of “the first boy-girl” party, in which memory there are boys on one side, and girls on the other. That is totally true. Once I read it, the memory came to my mind very clearly. We all had the same experience in our life, and there are always the shy people, and the braver to make the first move. And in fact, children who approached the other gender, had the greater acceptance. So, maybe we have nothing to be afraid of the relationships with the other gender, and that the person who makes the first move has the advantage to develop easier a good sense of gender relationships, in his/her later life. Another point of Quindlen, has to do with men and women different way of thinking. As a writer’s friend claims, we are two different species, no matter how hard we try to come...
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