Women always sleep with conquerors

Context: French Women’s Choices During the Occupation

Over at Discarded Lies, there is a discussion going on about the extent and nature of French women’s involvement with occupying German men during WWII. Posted below is my contribution to the discussion, which raises some key issues about France in this period that are often overlooked by American commentators:….

I don’t think many non-French realize just how many family men in their prime were captured and what this meant to life in France post-truce. There was hardly a family who was not directly affected and the POW issue would dominate French life for the entire war.

The great majority of these POWs were rural men, who left behind women and children without the primary source of management and labor for the productive side of the family’s farm.

The result was a great deal of misery and desperation. Many of the small city to rural women who took on a German boyfriend did so to find a way to ameliorate their desparate condition. Research is quite clear that many of these cases were actually just outright prostitution, though a more typical case was the Germans billeted at French houses and farms forming a close relationship with the woman of the house/farm, to mutual benefit.

I’m not prepared to condemn outright a French woman for securing access to needed farm seeds, an exemption for her teenage son from German labor conscription or just food in such circumstances.

I’m quoting this because it points out something I’ve mentioned several times: that straight women always sleep with their conquerors. Which is why we don’t want them involved in making policy decisions, or even picking those who will make them.

I’m not condemning these Frenchwomen. It would be silly to criticize them for doing something that millions of years of evolution designed them to do.

On the other hand, because of that same evolutionary program, women are no more designed to wield power than cats are to herding sheep.

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3 Responses to “Women always sleep with conquerors”

  1. Mr Zopo Says:

    It’s a sad thing really, pretty sad. But yet, we have to look at the bright side, now we know that you just can’t give power to women. Feminism proved in the last 50 years what we’ve believed for 50 centuries.

  2. Mr Zopo Says:

    It’s a sad thing really, pretty sad. But yet, we have to look at the bright side, now we know that you just can’t give power to women. Feminism proved in the last 50 years what we’ve believed for 50 centuries.

  3. Mr Zopo Says:

    It’s a sad thing really, pretty sad. But yet, we have to look at the bright side, now we know that you just can’t give power to women. Feminism proved in the last 50 years what we’ve believed for 50 centuries.

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