Wow whitewave, you are seriously one cool woman
I'm a tomboy by nature, always have been, probably will always be, so I find your posts fascinating. I'm also a nineteen year old girl, so I thought
I should chime in on this topic.
I agree with you, whitewave, about most of what you said throughout this entire thread. I have no intention of ever marrying or having kids myself,
simply because I don't want any, and its often hard for me to relate to either gender, because on many womens issues I just don't have any interest
in going through [like motherhood] and thus have nothing to say about, and I'm frankly not allowed to say anything about mens issues because no
matter how neutral I am inside spiritually, as a genderless 'soul', I will always be labeled a woman and lumped together as if every woman is the
same while I'm in this body.
But thats besides the point--- if the shtf any time soon I want to be ready to take care of myself, take care of other people if I have too, and
I believe, like you, that in this situation, men will be the biggest threat. Thats not to say men are inherantly bad or that all men are dangerous,
but even today, statistically, the most dangerous animal on earth is a male human. This is the biggest threat to other men as well, and to
Woman are naturally smaller and weaker than men, but sometimes I think people make that into an extreme statement, as if women are totally weak and
incapable, and men are totally strong and capable, and thus one should do no physical work and the other should do it all. But thats not how life
really works; things are usually not totalities.
Its like saying that if one horse is faster than the other one by even a slim margin, the slower horse shouldn't be allowed to run at all. That would
be like having only the strongest men fighting and working, and all persons less than the strongest doing all of the 'feminine' duties in a group,
including the weaker men. Life just 'aint that black and white, there is a lot of gray area, and a lot of colorful areas as well. Individualism plays
a big role; sickness, fitness, genetics, mind set, personality, intelligence, etc, all play roles. It more of a continuum than a yin and yang
scenario, but humans like to simplify things.
When it comes to menstruation, I think something women should think about doing is getting fitter; not skinnier, but stronger, because that will
lessen the severity of the menstrual cycle and obviously help in a physical situation. Female animals in the wild cannot afford to be as weak and
frail as the female human strives to be in our strange little society, because realistically, the male is probably no where to be found, and the group
of females has to deal with the problem and defend the young. Female mammals are survivalists by nature, and tend to be more social and cunning. We
have to use those broad strengths along with individual strengths.
In a manner of speaking, we have to be like the wolf. Use our numbers and our teamwork, our intelligence and our combined abilities to get the job
done. We can't cut each others throats like we do so much nowadays, and that goes for men as well. A pack of wolves can take down the biggest and
strongest adversary when they work together.
Speaking of which, having canines would be a big bonus if the shtf. They help to guard, to sentinal, to hunt, to assist, and to raise morale. If you
could in the aftertime of some world-destroying event, try to get a dog or puppy, or steal a wolf or coyote puppy for your group [if you have one], or
get a mixture of canines, they would be an asset, as they instinctively know how to hunt and take care of themselves, are omnivorous, and they
instinctively work for the good of the pack. They are also highly intelligent.
I'm dying to head out to Montana for another woodsy vacation and do a bit of fishing and camping now. The sooner the better. Really enjoyed this