posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 11:40 AM
The reason for all the female-bashing threads is actually quite simple: population pressure.
Males are hard-wired to compete for female attention. If you read through the anti-womanist posts in the off-topic section, you will see men that
tacitly admit they cannot compete for females. Instead of being upset by their incendiary rhetoric, read between the lines to deduce the
Notice that female "obsession with wealth and fame" usually tops the list of failings. Inevitably, this sort of diatribe is posted by a young man
without either, who is too young to have actually achieved anything substantial yet. He feels inadequate, and then goes on to blame all women
for being obsessed with it. The truth is, the author is--not the women he despises.
The accusations of "shallowness" are nothing more than the fox complaining of sour grapes, which were out of his reach to begin with. He blames the
fact that he cannot get them on the reasoning that he would not have enjoyed them even if he had been successful.
I believe all this unpleasantness is from young men who are (for the moment) at the bottom of society's ladders; they would be "peripheral males"
in a non-human primate troop. These are the monkeys who try to get status by competing for the rewards of the alpha male. He usually rewards by
providing access to desirable females or to other resources. It's just a fact of the way primate societies work that the peripheral males take most
of the risks; they are the ones who reconnoiter rival troops, who explore caves and copses to see if leopards lie in wait, who drink from the water
hole to see if it is poisoned. They are the ones who engage in actual combat (also true in humans); they do the work of protecting the troop, even
while they receive the fewest rewards for doing so.
What happens when the population pressure increases beyond tolerable limits is, quite honestly, that peripheral males begin deserting their packs. In
many mammals, homoerotic and autoerotic behavior may increase substantially among the lowest-ranking males. (true of young beef bulls) Human
sexuality is intimately tied to peer pressure, particularly in the most sexually active population--young adults.
What are the "female bashing" threads actually telling us about their authors?