Friday, March 18, 2011

Female Aggression: The Punch In The Nose Theory

Most men, by the time they are men, have had at least one experience of being punched in the nose.  At the very least, they've had to face the very real threat of being punched in the nose.  Talking to the wrong guys girlfriend, making the wrong comment or any perceived slight in a bar can produce a threat of physical violence.

Most women have never had to face the same threat.  Girls who are physically aggressive tend to have the run of the play ground as far as physical violence among girls goes.  Most girls will avoid any possibility of physical confrntation so the physically aggressive female rarely get's to practice her aggression on her peers in fair combat.

That is why, in the adult world, I find aggressive women are far more emboldened and unrestrained than aggressive men.  Men have had to face serious corrective consequences to misplaced or overzealous aggression in the form of very serious rivals and therefore have had to learn to restrain their aggression.  Even a well matched fight usually leads to risk of serious injury to both parties.

So, the aggressive adult woman believes that aggression solves problems while adult men understand that unchecked aggression can lead to worse problems.  So, while men are on average, more aggressive - especially in the younger years before the lessons have sunk in - the women who are aggressive are much more adversarial and dangerous. 

For example, watch the aggressive female driver.  She's a mom of two with the pedal to the metal from traffic light to traffic light.  The aggressive sports moms I've seen are far more vocal and confrontational than sports dads.  Most dads are laid back and relaxed while the odd mom who gives a damn about sports is shouting from the sidelines.

This is just a trend I've noticed and my theory of such a trend.  To test the theory, perhaps one could test whether physical confrontation, or threat thereof, at a young age correlate to greater social caution in middle age? Separating the thugs, soldiers and MMA fans that just enjoy blood from the test sample would be necessary.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Random Thoughts

It's hard to blog.  But I always have a lot of potential posts running around in my head.  Most are long enough that it would take several hours just to write.  Many require research I just don't have time for.  So instead, here are a few random thoughts.

Hockey is the ultimate paleo sport.  Well, I suppose football might be even better, but I play hockey so I'm going with that.  Ideally, shifts are 30-45 seconds long. Your shift is like a pure sprint to muscle exhaustion, working the entire body.  With a short bench, you could be on the ice again in 30-45 seconds.

Although I find ONESTDV unnecessarily spiteful in his criticism of the left leading to an incindiary brand of racism, I find myself going back to his blog.  I find that, most weeks, he has at least one or two extremely interesting posts that make me look at a subject differently than before.  For example, he actually used the word misogynist recently in exactly the way I'd been thinking about it since I've been spending so much time at the-spearhead.  Even when he's not looking at all the sides of an argument or cherry-picking his examples, his arguments are well articulated and hit most of the right points.

I'll have to read more of Dalrock since I have more in common - wife and kids.

This is the most disgusting idea ever discussed.
Just skimming the nonsense I find this: "Men are responsible for 90% of violent crimes; wouldn’t removing them from power guarantee 90% less war?"  The reason for this is the same reason pit bulls are thought to bite more than chihuahuas.  We'll see how long women stay non-violent if we put 5 in a room and only give them 3 pork chops.