Masculinity VS Femininity, Geert Hofstede
Origins of Masculinity-Femininity Differences
There are some different sources when we can identifies the origins of Masculinity and Femininity. The oldest one is contained in the Christian Old Testament, two conflicting versions of the creation of the sexes: first one suggests equal partnership between man and woman ("(...) man and female created them.") instead the second gives priority to male ("it is not good that he man should be alone"). From ancient Greece, with Plato, sociologists and anthropologists from around the world, observing the reality around them, they could associate the behavior of a people or a civilization to masculinity and femininity (Margaret Mead, Erasmus of Rotterdam, Francis Wilsingam ecc).
In these days we can recognize two different points of view about the future.
In the first one we find a lower fertility in the wealthier part of the world: masculinity scores decreased with age; the consequence is that an older population will shift toward more feminine values because women will needed in the new workforce. On the contrary for the poorer part of the world, especially in Asian countries there is a problem towards the suppression of female births (this fact is attributable to the desire of parents to have sons or the old practice to kill baby girls); this can generate a surplus of men and increase the masculinity of the society.
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