Somehow, I’ve come to the realization that there are actually only two distinct races on earth. Male and Female.
After going through years of history, I’ve realized that races have been distinguished by various different differentiations: color, upbringing, religion, region of origin, social beliefs etc. And they always intermingle, during the course of time. None of the differentiations stand out by themselves as being totally separate from the others. Except Sex. There’s always been a male and a female. That’s never going to change in the foreseeable future. Yet we never bring this difference out in terms of race. We’ve always followed the doctrine “men are from mars, women are from venus”.
The connotations of that saying have been tainted by different beliefs. But the truth has been facing us all along. We ARE different. We’ve always been. We’ll always be. The biology is different. Even the genes are different. And so the psychology. No wonder we sometimes tend to think they’re “from a different planet”, or “they never understand us”, or “you never try to accomodate”.
Sex is the race. Men and women are different races.
Yet, we’ve managed to get along. But that’s probably due to the inevitable urge of reproduction.