I have been thinking about this for some time and realized it just may be instinct. maybe this trait in women kept them in close knit groups that were safe and they had a longer life because of it. A women that has something different about her or her ways maybe could be seen as a threat to the group. As she may change things or ways of thinking and make others feel uneasy because of fear of the change. Also a threat to ones own perception.... Like the SAHM VS. WORKING MOM'S, REP VS. DEM, GOD VS. NO GOD, RICH VS. POOR and so on.....
I know not all women are like this, but many need to take a look and stop hating other women just because they don't have the same fill in the blank. Or not, you have the right to hate, but don't you think it's a bit silly?
Thanks for your time and any ideas about this i would love to hear.
Asked by Anonymous at 1:02 AM on Sep. 5, 2009 in Relationships
It is silly but really it's not just women. It's called "group think". You are either "in" the group or you're not. Groups are powerful and people have a need to "belong". Some of us belong to certain religious groups, organizations, charities etc. We are social creatures and belonging to a certain group is how we gain a sense of our own identity.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 1:13 AM on Sep. 5, 2009
Answer by kscmbz at 1:14 AM on Sep. 5, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:20 AM on Sep. 5, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:24 AM on Sep. 5, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:29 AM on Sep. 5, 2009
"So what happens if you do not belong to a group? Do you then have no or little identity?"
Not at all. If that's what you took away from my post then you misunderstood what I said. I said people identify with "groups". Think about it, most people have no clue who they really are. You ask them who are you and they will usually say, " I'm mom, I'm a worker, I'm a wife, I belong to the PTA, I'm a christian, etc etc. That's how people identify themselves. They identify themselves by using what they do and what groups they belong to or what role they play in a family. Did I word that better?
Answer by legalmommy101 at 1:32 AM on Sep. 5, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:51 AM on Sep. 5, 2009