Nevertheless some people do seem to spend a lot of time trying to get others to change how they act, or think.
I prefer the approach of trying "be the change you want to see in the world" Great point Mark, I definitely agree. I think, especially in this day and age, they're arbitrary.
I'm not a feminist because I honestly have no idea what feminism is. Some of them are intelligent people with respectable viewpoints and others are insecure and find the need to constantly preach about girl power as a cover for their sense of helplessness and victim mentality.
Are there any gender roles/expectations that you feel are an absolute must, regardless of a man or woman's beliefs about gender equality? Equality is kind of an artificial concept because no person is equal to any other person. The one universal thing I believe we all deserve is respect. I think people who are easily offended suffer from a lack of self respect.
The more I learn to respect myself, the less I feel offended by the actions of others.
However, the masculine and feminine roles still do prevail.
There are definitely clear and definitive roles in the dynamics of these relationships, too.
I think this subject matter is a hot-button issue, especially with the political environment pushing equal pay for women. The reality is, while men might be flattered by the attention and pursuit by desirable women, deep down inside, their DNA makes it impossible for this to become the new norm.