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Feminism must ultimately fail if it ignores hormones

By Brian Holden - posted Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Yugoslavia was a sophisticated country and a top tourist destination. Many women there were in business and the professions. Then the men went mad.

The women who believed that they had equality suddenly discovered that they were women in a man’s world all along. While the men were destroying, the women were on the roads trying to escape the violence. The women who had broken through the gender barrier were on the same road with their bedding under their arms as were the farm women who had never dreamed of breaking through any gender barrier.

Until about 150 years ago, when a woman became pregnant she knew that there was maybe a one in 50 chance that in nine months she would be dead. A woman could spend as much as 20 years of her life in the pregnant state. Uterine problems that are so common and easily repaired by modern health services had to be lived with.


All of that misery was due to females having the hormones they do. Then they had problems due to males having the hormones they do. Since modern humans arrived on the scene about 150,000 years ago, the number of females of all ages who have been severely battered by males or raped would number hundreds of millions.

Differing hormones do more than cause the physical gender differences. They contribute to differing perspectives emerging out of male brain tissue and female brain tissue.

Because male physical strength and aggression defined what the social structure was going to be, it is only in recent times that women have been permitted to demonstrate that they were the intellectual equals of men. How could such an overwhelming force lasting millennia ever be eliminated such that there can be true equality? It can’t be because it is DNA-based.

So the force is being suppressed - and it is only the emergence of prosperity and the peace which follows it which enabled this suppression to occur. There is no guarantee that prosperity is permanent.

If the electricity supply to Australian cities and towns was permanently knocked out, there would immediately be no refrigeration and no communications - and soon after that, no transport. The new genesis would be administered by the alpha males. That will be the new equilibrium point giving the word “sexist” a whole new meaning to mull over for whatever feminists are left.

Loveless power games

When I was aged about 20, I had an intimidating female boss aged about 35. Another young intimidated male and I conspired to slip a live white mouse into her pocket. When she discovered what was in her pocket she became almost hysterical. To our glee we believed that she had demonstrated that when acting the big boss, women were not being their true selves.


Why did we play the prank on her when we would not think to play any pranks on an intimidating male boss? One reason was that we would admire that powerful male - even though we disliked him intensely. The other reason was that our male egos could not handle a smart woman who was making us look stupid and we needed to feel empowered by her “weaker sex” reaction to the mouse in her pocket.

Men are by nature both creative and destructive. Men intuitively know that without the calming nature of women there would be no civilisation. Even before girls were seen to be worth educating, women were viewed by men to be the basis of the love and softness in humanity. It comes naturally to a man to love those he protects and provides for. It is almost unnatural for the male ego to be able to unconditionally love a competitor - even if he is married to her.

In management the playing of power games is inevitable and in the workplace the emergence of the female boss is shaking the traditional male image of protector and provider of the basis of love and softness in humanity. Nature has designed the hormones dominant in females not to be the boss hormones, but to be the nurturing hormones.

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Brian Holden has been retired since 1988. He advises that if you can keep physically and mentally active, retirement can be the best time of your life.

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