Female roles in dating
But most still say it’s a man’s job to pay for the first date.
Most say it’s OK to ask someone out because he or she seems successful.
Highland Principal Chris Jenson said the handouts weren’t written by a teacher at the school, but taken from the state’s curriculum database, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.
Mark Peterson, a spokesman for the Utah Board of Education, said the materials for the assignment are being removed for the website. Oxborrow said she shared the handout on social media to highlight the dangers of the assignment in addition to its heteronormative tone and clear gender bias.
Or why should a woman not be able to ask for a man’s number and make the first call? The males could go out hunting for meat, and the women could stay close to the caves gathering nuts and berries and then at night the alpha males could mate with the females doggy-style.
People will say that it should be left up to men to make the first move because the male sex are “hunters.” That it is essential to the power structure of the relationship. I do believe that there are a lot of men whose egos are much too fragile to allow them to carry on a relationship with a woman who makes the first move.
But very few say daters should pay attention to each other’s finances before they are exclusive.
And there are also a lot of women who enjoy being “old-fashioned” and feel it’s a sign of weakness for a man not to make the first move, or they just simply enjoy the ‘traditional” progression of relationships. And I get equally nauseated at the “men are hunters/women are gatherers” argument. Are women so desperate to be in relationships that they are willing to continue to be dis-empowered? And if and when someone begins exploring their gender or the process of medical or social transition in an existing relationship, part of that process might involve changing gendered roles, behaviors and expectations to fit their understanding of their own gender better.This can cause confusion or conflict if the cis partner isn't expecting it, doesn't understand how important that shift is, or isn't as happy with the new dynamic.“If you’re trying to figure out where you stand with your gender identity and then you get an assignment like this, it puts our kids at risk,” she told the Salt Lake Tribune.“Our teachers and our principals have to acknowledge some of this and teach in sensitive, evidence-based way — and they’re not.” Lucy said she’d been concerned about the contents of the class ever since it started.