KacyRay wrote:@skep tickle
Again... thanks for confirming that I'm not insane.
I guess it's true... in an insane world, a sane man would appear insane.
I am tempted to go over there myself and deposit some of my thoughts on the subject, but I suspect that several aneurisms would result.
In any event, many/most of you are probably aware that the trope of "rape culture" appears to have started to become popular in certain circles back in the '70s. For example you can reference Susan Brownmiller's 1975 book Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape. ISBN-10: 0449908208 ISBN-13: 978-0449908204
I recommend that you read the book if you have not already done so (one of the things I got out of it was that Brownmiller was obsessed with her rape fantasies BTW). I also suggest adding Dworkin and Saldana to further inform and flesh out this perspective.
Now, here is a link to an article that could be interpreted as support for Brownmiller, Dworkin and their ilk:
Y-chromosome, mtDNA, and autosomal DNA from Treilles (5,000 years ago, Neolithic France) http://dienekes.blogspot.com/2011/05/y- ... l-dna.html
G2a was also one of the haplogroups represented in a small sample from Neolithic Central Europe. I think we can now safely say that G2a may have been the main Neolithic link that ties the farmers that went north across the Balkans to Central Europe, and those that followed the western, maritime route to the Western Mediterranean. The unambiguous West Asian origin of this lineage should put to rest any ideas about Neolithic farmers in the Western Mediterranean being descended from indigenous Mesolithic foragers.
Basically, we have a case where ancient DNA reveals male diffusion through the Neolithic Mediterranean route and incidentally, the fact that they did not bring their women (few, if any) with them.
I think we can reasonably assume that natural selection, favoured the women who were able coexist with the invaders after they killed off their existing menfolk, and that the women who could not, died without reproducing. I would not be surprised if the women who did survive, did so because they were able to do what it takes to do so.
It is also not hard to see where natural selection also favoured males who were willing and able to do whatever it took to reproduce. Killing any woman who did not cooperate and letting those who did live.
The bottom line is that we are all descended from people who did whatever it took to survive and reproduce and incidentally, why the "blank state" thesis is so laughable, not only counter intuitive, but demonstrable false to any one who has parented more than one child (they all come with their own distinct personality from the day they are born).
So, not a pretty picture. Quite brutal in fact. Nature red in claw and fang and all that. So let us not forget a couple of things, that we are all descended from the survivors of some pretty brutal times and practises
that little distinguished us from our animal heritage, and that the average person today has twice as many female ancestors than male
Evolutionary Psychology anyone? I doubt the field will ever get around to address the implications of the success of the "Bodice Rippers" AKA "Mommy Porn" and why so many women appear to get so much of a thrill out of them, and why they appear to be so addicted to them. But it would be very entertaining if they did so
I also doubt that rapists (male or female) are ever going to be entirely eliminated from our population any time soon, for the same reason other "deviant" behaviour such as BDSM etc. etc. will either.
Deep roots people. Deep roots.