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Biology Of The Pantoffelheld

So much ink has been split on the biological basis for the possessiveness of the human male that little attention has been paid to the opposite of the jealous husband, namely the complaisant one. In fact, the very term is quite rare nowadays. For the Macho man, fighting off alternative impregnators and forcibly preventing his […]

Posted on November 22, 2012 at 11:07 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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The Cooing Game

Children seem often to be born with a greater resemblance to their fathers than to their mothers, but then grow to resemble their mothers. There is an obvious evolutionary reason for this: those that failed to resemble their fathers provoke suspicions and – on average and on evolutionary time-scales – attract less paternal protection and […]

Posted on November 23, 2012 at 13:19 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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The Official Lover

C. S. Lewis once suggested that chivalry was the only viable ethical position for a man, the alternatives being brutishness and cowardice. That is, he thinks, fighting for the right is the golden mean between fighting for self-aggrandisement and running away. Similarly, Courtly Love might be viewed as the only viable middle way between promiscuity […]

Posted on November 24, 2012 at 10:03 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · One Comment
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Mrs. Warren And The Old Dispensation

The prostitute in Shaw’s play was a married lady. Had he given the audience an unmarried service-provider instead, there would have been even more outcry than there actually was. For the old dispensation’s perception of marriage and freedom was the exact opposite of ours: where we consider that a woman should ideally abandon sexual freedom […]

Posted on November 25, 2012 at 12:07 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Infidelity And The Crusade Against Prostitution

It is becoming more and more obvious that the female infidelity rate is not vastly lower than the male, and may even be approximately equal. Having lost the battle to profile women as entitled to moral hegemony by virtue of their unique virtue of domestic fidelity (a fidelity that needs no external policing, because arising […]

Posted on November 25, 2012 at 22:20 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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On Calculus And Virtue

What is hardwired in humans is not any particular mating strategy but the ability to tailor mating strategies to circumstances. The moment a woman’s calculus of reproductive advantage dictates putting a cuckoo in her husband’s nest, other things being equal that is what she will do; and the subjective expression of this calculus she will […]

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 12:28 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Statistics For The Back-Door Population

It has often been noted that responses to questionnaire surveys about sexual partners are inherently improbable, in that men cite lots and lots of partners and women hardly any. For this reason we are frequently advised to divide the men’s claim by three and multiply the women’s claim by three. Men multiply by three, of […]

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 12:24 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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The End Of Foisting?

Due to the progressive discovery of the genetic components of various medical conditions, the pressure will grow to have everyone DNA-tested at birth. The public rationale for this will be to identify individuals at risk and to treat and counsel them accordingly, how wonderful! SF readers and other natural sceptics will, of course, be more […]

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 10:56 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · One Comment
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Thou Shalt Not Desire Paternity Confidence

Whatever social-constructionists may tell themselves, there are certain aspects of male-female interaction that are cross-cultural universals, because they follow inevitably from the anatomy of reproduction. One, because female reproductive potential is lower, males must compete and females must select. Or else somebody must select on behalf of the female. Two, if males contribute parental investment, […]

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 11:18 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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On The Remorse Of Women

Both sexes can be tempted to stray from the way of monogamy, and both sexes can fall for that temptation and be unfaithful. What happens next? Does either sex ever feel genuine remorse, that is, a pure consciousness of ethical failing? It certainly seems that most philandering males are quite deliberately setting out to have […]

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 12:37 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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