Posted by Cassia on July 05, 1997 at 15:23:27:
In reply to Re: Regency Period, About Men and Morality posted by Rita on July 01, 1997 at 23:44:09
] ] ] I I do recall, however, the the second line of the title was Portrait of a Regency Gentleman. I'll see if I can find it.
] Thanks!!!! I guess this is where the East and West meet. Boys will be boys and men will be men.
] I hate the outside veneer of morality ............
***I don't think morality is hypocrisy. We must have an ideal, and in Western societies the ideal is monogamy. It is what we aspire to, although acheiveing it is more work than most of us seem to want to bother with.;-)
In a way, your statement lets women off the hook. Although women tend to be more monogomous than than men, we are not completely so. I think serial monogamy is more the natural pattern for human females and polygyny is closer to what a large perentage of men want(in their wildest dreams!). We aren't swans or falcons, having a number of possible mates seems to make us happiest, perhaps because we are such social creatures. Unfortunatley, this happiness always seems to come at the cost of social stability.
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