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48093Re: [evol-psych] Re: Rape (was: Article: Women Are Diagnosed With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder)

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  • Julienne
    Dec 9, 2006
      At 11:28 AM 12/10/2006 +0800, Stephen Springette wrote:
      >As I've mentioned in my earlier post, women are almost exclusively the
      >perpetrators of infanticide, in both the third world and the West. And, as
      >mentioned, this implies that women are almost exclusively the perpetrators
      >of female infanticide. You seem to think that it is because they think
      >boys are wonderful. No, it's an investment decision, particularly so in
      >cultures where there are no social security pensions. They know that girls
      >never make good providers, whereas boys can be shunted out into paddy
      >fields at an early age. The western sexism presuming males to only have
      >value as walking wallets is translated in the Third World as sexism that
      >presumes males to only have value as workhorses and labourers. It has
      >nothing whatsoever to do with putting one sex on a pedestal. I suggest
      >that feminists are preoccupied with the pedestal perspective because they
      >are used to being put on a pedestal, as women, and feel threatened when
      >that status is being called into question.


      Thank you for your response, but as you say, you have said
      it all before. I feel our views are so far apart that there
      seems to be no point in simply becoming more entrenched.

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