Re: White and Black
I think that's like asking if it is natural that white men subjugated blacks.
I don't. I don't really believe that "unnatural" really exists at all except as a concept and I don't think it's a similar comparison since the subjugation of racial minorities has a lot more to do with the "minority" part of the situation.
Additionally, racial subjugation is obviously (at least to me) situation much more than it could ever be dispositional. One invention can turn the tide and can't be generalized to a demographic.
If women were a significant minority to men it might be comparable as being outnumbered would be the obvious reason and since this isn't a transitive issue I don't think the case can be made that it's entirely situational.
First of all, men do NOT rule the world.
I've said as much in the initial post, but for the purposes of this discussion I'm considering the areas in which they do.
Men get the raw end of the deal in many areas, which is relevant to the possibly flawed generalization that it's a "man's world" but does not change that there are also clear areas where they don't.nSo I avoid trying to resolve generalization about who believes what demographic is "ruling" all and focus on specific inequality in representation.
No matter what you think about the overall picture there are certainly male-dominated microcosms.
Second of all, history is written in a way that always justifies what is around at the time.
Just think back to the 1800s- white people were "meant" to rule the world. Since black people had an equal chance with white people and cam out on bottom, people back then figured that it was just nature's way.
I dig your point but it's also not really what I'm talking about (pardon my incoherence). Yes, often superiority and domination is merely a perception, but I'm not talking about people's illusions, I'm talking about reality.
It's not an illusion that males are better represented than females in many areas.
There may be no real "reason" that men/women/whites/blacks are at the time dominant- it's just the way people are taught to believe.
Yeah we're on the same page insofar as certain "domination" and "superiority" being a matter of belief, but I'm not talking about the people who "believe" themselves to be superior or on top. That there are clear areas that are dominated by those of the male persuasion is not a matter of belief and I'm trying to resolve the degree to which it's dispositional versus situational.