top of page

Understanding the Opposite Sex Part One

Updated: Nov 7, 2022

How Men Think How Women Think

Part One

Written by Narcissistic Abuse Expert Randi Fine

For centuries the differences between men and women were socially defined. Men maintained their superiority over women by dominating them, and women rarely questioned their passive role. Men were expected to be genteel and chivalrous, and women reciprocated by being genial and gracious. It wasn’t until 1848 that gender roles began changing after sixty-eight women, the forerunners of the Women’s Rights Movement, rose up and demanded equality between the sexes.

The modern day feminist movement began in the 1960’s. As a result of the momentum they gained, millions of women now work in occupations that previously were considered “for men only.”

It is obvious that men and women are anatomically different. The male and female bodies were uniquely created by nature for purposes of reproduction, functionality and survival. Men are built for physical endurance, confrontation, and force. Women are built to carry, birth, and feed their offspring. A man’s skull is commonly thicker and stronger than a woman’s. I guess that’s where the expression “thick-headedness” came from in regard to men.

Just as our bodies are built for different purposes, so are our minds. Based on our many observations and encounters with the opposite sex, few of us would argue that point. If that is so, then why do so many of carry the expectation that the opposite sex will think and act like we do, just because we want them to? Harmonious relationships are impossible when we try to change others to suit our needs. They are more easily achieved when we understand ourselves and accept the natural differences that exist between sexes.

The brains of men and women are physiologically different,