reply to post by AProphet1233
You may already be familiar with his writing, but I would point you to Otto Weininger. You may find him interesting.
My understanding in terms of evolutionary pressures is that men are more inclined to both frankly. Although, such behavior and propensities are
largely manifested on a spectrum on both sides of the gender aisle. There are always straight up anomolies as well.
However, in terms of generalizations...
Men are more aggressive. Period. And are indeed evolutionarily hardwired to be so... So no arguments from the peanut gallery on that one.
In regards to your conclusions about sex... Well... Not quite buying it. 'The Bee and Many Flowers' analogy is used pretty frequently to explain
why/how men are compelled spread it around. I feel there is some truth to that. It hedges their bets for survivable offspring much more than a woman
has to gain by engaging in the same level in terms of the behavior.
For women, this may not work out so well. In a more brutal society, well... Your chances of survival for yourself and your offsping are much, much
better with a man. Might makes right. Unfortunate and animalistic, but it still applies, and it makes no sense for a man to put the resources into
supporting a woman that habitually spits out genetics that have nothing to do with him.
However, there is quite a bit of evidence that females of many 'monogomous' species are hard wired to procreate with the 'manly man' (A.K.A 'The
Jerk') and rope (*cough* dupe) the kinder, gentler male into putting the resources into raising them. One does wonder about females of our species
in this as well. Hard to get someone to study that with any sort of objectivity however. It's a little charged.
Also, I would say that both genders have a majority of members that go through a period developmentally where they are ah... highly biologically
driven to procreate often, and with many partners. In fact any culture throughout history has a complex series of social sanctions and inhibitions in
place to counter that.
Females are historically especially reigned-in in this regard in large part, simply because paternal lineage can be difficult to prove, while
maternal lineage is easier to validate.
In the crudest terms, one must control the womb so they only procreate with the designated male, so that he knows that he is only putting resources
into his own offspring. Hence the social propensity toward seeing women as 'whores' for engaging in the same or even lesser degree of sexual
behavior as men. It's an attempt to fascilitate deep shame, social stigma, and ultimately creating/threatening a pariah/omega/etc... in effect,
pushing her to the fringe of the social group, thereby making her more vulnerable. Simply a method of control. So here I would counter that your
designation and perspective may be at least in part influenced by said social sanctions.
As an aside, I will give you points for attempted sensationalism and 'shock factor' by the use of 'killers and whores' in the title. Good hook,
but it's rather a cheap trick and detracts from the point. I suspect you are simply cruising for sparring partners rather than actually attempting
to instigate a discussion with a broader purpose. It's too bad really. You bring up some interesting points. But I'll engage in the hope
At any rate, this should be fun for you, and in that spirit... I am female, and in my tumultous youth I have enthusiastically been a notorious slut
by pretty much anyones standards, not to mention a knock-down-drag-out-brawler. I am also an unmitigated, text-book-hard-core-b*tch, and Lord knows
I've earned it.