Archive for November, 2008

Priceless.

November 15, 2008


Stolen from The Irish Savant:

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Yet again, science confirms what everybody already knew.

November 15, 2008

Why fertile women hate a pretty face

Everyone loves a pretty face – except those women who might see it as a threat. With eyes on the competition, women of childbearing age rate other attractive women consistently lower than women who have entered menopause, according to a new study….

No matter their menopausal status, women favoured masculine-looking men. Yet when rating other women, women still able to have children rated feminine faces as slightly less attractive than menopausal women.

November 15, 2008

How warfare shaped human evolution

Chimpanzees don’t go to war in the way we do because they lack the abstract thought required to see themselves as part of a collective that expands beyond their immediate associates, says Wrangham. However, “the real story of our evolutionary past is not simply that warfare drove the evolution of social behaviour,” says Samuel Bowles, an economist at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico and the University of Siena, Italy. The real driver, he says, was “some interplay between warfare and the alternative benefits of peace”.

Though women seem to help broker harmony within groups, says Van Vugt, men may be better at peacekeeping between groups.

Matriarchy is Child Abuse

November 15, 2008

Natural father of Baby P condemns those who caused his son’s death

The natural father of Baby P has for the first time publicly condemned his former partner, her lover and another man who were tonight facing “substantial” prison terms for torturing and killing the boy….

“I loved him deeply. Those who systematically tortured him and killed him kept it a secret not just from me but all the people who visited the house up until his death. Even after he died, they lied to cover up their abuse.”…

The 27-year-old woman and 32-year-old man from Haringey, north London, and Owen, from Bromley, south-east London, were remanded in custody on Tuesday and will be sentenced on December 15.

Owen and the woman appeared in the dock at the Old Bailey today while the boyfriend appeared on a video link for the brief hearing.

Seventeen-month-old Baby P died after his back was broken following eight months of torture while on the Haringey child protection register….

Baby P died in August last year after suffering more than 50 injuries and despite 60 visits by health and social care workers.

Putting this little boy in the care of his biological father would have not only saved his life, but would have saved the taxpayers a pile of money. But we can’t have that, now can we.

Site of interest to MRA’s

November 8, 2008

THE TREATISE OF LOVE,
as it is recognized by awful bore

second edition

Authorized translation from Russian by Mikhail Linetsky

The primativeness correlates more with emotionality than with culture. Instinctive programs, when finding resemblance of internal signaling attributes with some factors of outside situation, create corresponding emotions and a highly primative person gladly submits to them. A low primative person, feeling the same forceful emotions, is capable of acting contrary to them….

As was mentioned above, women trust intuition and feelings more than logical conclusions, this composes a so-called woman’s logic. I.e. the highly primative specimens are prevalent among women. It is known that girls study better than boys in schools, universities and other institutions even in ones with technical majors. While studying, not only theory is lectured, but also practical tasks are solved, and laboratory works are held. And girls are doing this better than boys! But when the time comes to utilize the knowledge in practice, the much needed thought does not come to mind.

Hat tip: Roissy in DC, whose blog you all need to be reading.

Men are the leaders

November 3, 2008

I just finished reading King of the Mountain: The Nature of Political Leadership by Arnold M. Ludwig, an evolutionary psychology book. One thing the author learned is that we are genetically designed to want the head of state to be male. As Heretic pointed out, the only reason that women ever were heads of state is that if the king didn’t have a son, the royal family would put his daughter on the throne in order to preserve their position. It’s been pointed out that there were far more female heads of state in the world before feminism than after. People can live with a queen inheriting the throne because people like the stability of a royal family, but when people have the chance to choose by voting, they rarely choose a woman. Even women don’t vote for women.

Ludwig quotes another book:

What if only primate males have political prowess? Could there ever be a woman president; should we even allow it? What if females are evolutionarily so constructed as to be able to do nothing except rear babies? As I traced the history of ideas about baboons… there was no mistaking its compelling message: males were the building blocks and the cement of the group. The male-dominance hierarchy… was what gave the group its social structure.
~Shirley C. Strum, Almost Human: A Journey into the World of Baboons

Duh.

November 2, 2008

Children perform better if mother stays at home

Babies should be looked after by their mothers in their first years of life, Tony Blair’s favourite think tank signalled yesterday.

It published research that admitted babies and toddlers sent for long hours in daycare learn less quickly, have worse health, and behave worse than other children.

It also suggested that the children suffer because mothers who return home from work tired and unhappy are less able to give them the time and full attention they need.

November 1, 2008

Some of Chas Addams’ cartoons can be viewed here.

This one is the one that’s relevant to MRAs.

November 1, 2008

Some of Chas Addams’ cartoons can be viewed here.

This one is the one that’s relevant to MRAs.

November 1, 2008

Some of Chas Addams’ cartoons can be viewed here.

This one is the one that’s relevant to MRAs.