The other day, my children and I were discussing as part of our supper conversation opposites. You know, like, hot and cold, hard and soft, light and dark.
I asked them what the opposite of â€œmanâ€ is, and immediately, they answered, â€œWoman!â€
But I wonder, are men and women opposites? They donâ€™t look like opposites; anatomically, they are more similar than different. They donâ€™t act like opposites; they do a lot of the same things.
Some might say, oh, but women are more spiritual. But if a woman is kind, does that mean a man is unkind? If a woman is soft-spoken, does that mean a man is angry?
Some might say, oh, but men are stronger and faster. Even if that is true, that isnâ€™t the same as saying a man is strong and woman is weak or a man is fast and a woman is slow.
Frankly, I donâ€™t see how men and women can be considered opposites in any way.