First off, who says that reproduction is the goal for everyone? Plenty of people who choose not to or are unable to have fulfilling lives. And why exactly do you need to be a hyper-masculine man with a hyper-feminine woman to be able to reproduce? I’m pretty close to a 50/50 blend leaning slightly towards more traditionally feminine traits. My husband is also very close to a 50/50 but leaning slightly towards a more traditionally masculine side. We didn’t have any problem reproducing or raising a child together. The more that we’ve gotten away from who we were told we were supposed to be and moved into who we actually are, the better our relationship has gotten. There’s a lot of misery caused to both men and women by too many rules that try to tell them what they ought to be like.

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