Tricky one, this! Apart from anything else, I daren't let the little 'Memsahib' catch a glimpse!
In considering the differences between men and women it is necessary, I think, to agree that we share most human characteristics and that the obvious differences between us stem mostly from the weighting of them within ourselves. It is usually accepted that women are more caring than men, an idea of such stupidity that it was almost certainly thought up by a man! If men would pause and think, they would realise that whilst women are happy to be soft and sentimental in their approach to the outside world, any direct threat to themselves or their offspring produces an immediate change into a policy of hard-hearted, and hard-headed, self-interest. (As I am still in semi-Shakespearean mode, I offer up Cressida from Troilus and Cressida as my perfect example.)
As a result of female emancipation, our nation is now heavily 'feminised', by which I mean that the old male assumptions and paradigms have crumbled and a new synthesis has been created which is brilliantly summed up by that great Californian thinker, Mr. Arnold Schwartzenegger, in his term - "Girly Men"! I am bitterly opposed to this change, not only because I am whatever the opposite to a 'Girly Man' is, but also because the soft, one might call it 'soppy', feminine approach to the general, as opposed to their ruthless defence of the particular and the personal, is at the heart of much that is wrong with our nation. The deleterious results can be seen in our schools, our prisons and on the many sink estates that surround our cities. Even our foreign policy is infected and instead of basing our actions on national self-interest, we go dashing off to war in the impossible hope of righting other people's wrongs. It is a mark of this strange 'Girly Man-politik' that the old 'blood and thunder' Tories who were always characterised by the Left as 'warmongers' have now withdrawn into a much derided isolationism and it is the 'patriotic rascals' of the neo-Kammite/Eustonite radical Left who now wrap themselves in the flag. Alas, given their 'Girly Man' ideology they fail miserably to provide our armed services with enough money to do the job preferring to spend it on outreach counsellors and the like! They also can't bear the thought that sending troops into conquer another country demands a ruthless, cruel imposition of martial law in order to hold it and to offer the population some security, and as they shrink from the task, so they prove our enemy's thesis, that we are soft and useless and ripe for the taking. Unfortunately, I think they're right!