This is legit. In my worldviews class today, my professor revealed the most profound facet of immorality to me. At the beginning of the hour, he passed out blue sheets for the men and pink sheets for the women which stated:
The greatest sin that men struggle with is: _____________________ The greatest sin that women struggle with is: _____________________
We handed them all back in anonymously and he read each paper off out loud to the class. We all decided on a generalized, median word for each group. The tally stood:
Men => (according to) Men: lust Men => Women: lust Women => Women: vanity Women => Men: ?
Without a doubt, most everyone wrote down some sort of sexual sin or lust for men. Women for women wrote down all different forms of vanity: gossip, comparison, slander (which is really to put someone down in order to bring yourself up), and skewed visions of body image. Men for women stated an entire range of sins...everything from honesty to lust to contempt to being catty. The class decided to state that it was pretty clear that men have a hard time pinpointing a specific sin on the female gender.
We discussed the logistics of the results...the professor kept the discussion open-ended about why it is commonly assumed that men struggle with lust and it is a bit harder to understand what women struggle with. He wasn't by any means saying that men are more sinful than women, simply that it was puzzling why men's most common sin is blatantly blown up before the church and women's most common sin is not.
And then there was the conclusion that floored me. Somehow it had just been a disconnect in my mind:
Neither of these two deeds was originally created to be a sin...
It would make sense that Satan would want to take these amazing notions and twist them into ugly, tangled things.