posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 08:55 AM
I personally think it's two things, number one it's men and women evolving differently because of differently life styles and influences. These life
styles and influences are possible because we live in a more open society than we used to.
If you are a woman living in a world where you need a strong, aggressive, dominant male to survive, it would only makes sense that genetically more
strong, aggressive, dominant males are conceived.
In the same sense, a strong, aggressive, dominant male might only seek out a mate who is more passive and submissive. If a woman needed a man to
survive, then it would stand to reason that more passive and submissive women passed on their traits to the next generation.
After thousands of years of this it seems obvious why the stereotypical woman is quiet and submissive, while the stereotypical man is strong and
aggressive. That system worked pretty well for perpetuating our species.
Women no longer need men to protect or provide for them. Being a strong, aggressive, dominant male is not really a trait many women put any value in
Because of this it's my opinion that men are becoming less like men in the traditional sense. A strong dominant man may have the same, or even less
chance of getting a mate than a scrawny passive man. So the traits that are now being passed on no longer match what used to be useful.
Also consider birth control and the increase in the mother surviving child birth. When every sexual encounter meant possible pregnancy and/or death,
women were far more picky than they are now. Which also explains why men are seen to be more sexually aggressive. The impact of a man having sex is
almost nothing for the man, where as having sex for a woman means possibly dying in child birth, or having a child they have to raise for years. So
the main sexual characteristic that gets passed down for men is being aggressive, and being more choosy for women.
As a society we have changed quite a bit, and I think this has facilitated the genetic changes that are going on. As what becomes socially acceptable
changes, I think our genetics will follow. I really do believe that the characteristics for mean and women are changing
Another thing is gay people. People always say "Being gay can't be genetic, because it wouldn't get passed down if they are mating" Which I
disagree with, as society traditionally tells men it's not OK to be gay, so they live a fake life as a straight man. That trait is still present, so
it gets passed down, to another person that will act straight and reproduce just because it's the acceptable thing to do. I don't think there are
more gay men today, I just think more of them are actually open about it and accepted.