Sex Females, throughout history, have been on the sour end of societal expectations. Got to school but do not be too successful, be flirty but not seductive, depend on a husband but still be financially Independent, be professionally successful but not more successful than your male co-worker. In the essay “Men, Women, Sex and Darwin” author Natalie Angler analyzes the unreasonably different social standards for men and women. She states how men have physical needs for younger more attractive women, and how women ant a “provider” or a man who Is stable, successful, and rich.Her central Idea Is how women are viewed differently If they go out of these social parameters, how women are expected to control themselves but men are not, and how they cannot be more successful than their male counterparts. Her viewpoint on these subjects reflects that of many women around the world, and she speaks for women who are tired of being tied to these ridiculous expectations that society has. Angler quotes Robert Wright when he says “Can anyone fine a single culture In which women with unrestrained sexual appetites aren’t viewed as more aberrant than comparably libidinous men? Men can be as sexually active as they please without any harsh judgment or criticism because it’s a “physical need” and they “just cannot help it”. Women on the other hand, are expected to be monogamous.
Have one sexual and marital partner for life. If any women over steps these “regulations” she is immediately labeled as a “where”, but it’s perfectly okay for men to sleep around to their heart’s desire. A man is praised for having many sexual partners, a woman would be frowned upon. Angier also states how women and men are not equal in the business world either.Women are expected to marry and settle down and stay with one man/sexual partner all their life. They are expected to stay loyal and have a monogamous relationship because that Is what they “want” and what the surveys say. The surveys suggest that women want one stable, successful, rich, and dependable partner. So If they want or do anything else they are immediately labeled and cast aside and looked at a certain way that men who do the same thing are not.
The main point In the essay Is how males and females are not treated the same In society.Women are expected to act and carry themselves differently, they’re expected to control themselves In ways men are not expected to. The whole point In Angler’s essay was how the “evolutionary psychologists” say that men are “allowed” to do certain things because they physically have to, but women are not permitted to act on these same urges that they get. Society has created this barrier between genders that is now slowly beginning to be torn down by women who refuse to say that they the female race.