"Because sexual intimidation -- where aggression and matings are not clustered in time -- is discreet, it may easily go unnoticed," Baniel says."It may therefore be more common than previously appreciated in mammalian societies, and constrain female sexuality even in some species where they seem to enjoy relative freedom." Baniel and colleagues will continue studying their baboons to explore variation in levels of male aggression toward their female mates.
I just want to be an awesome, messy, wonderful, horrible person alongside someone else doing their version of being awesome, messy, wonderful, and horrible? It’s downright dehumanizing to a man you don’t know for you to enter the interaction assuming that he’s so fucking weak that he can’t handle a beautiful, confident woman who knows her own mind and heart.That behavior, the researchers say, "can be seen as a form of long-term sexual intimidation." The researchers note that sexual intimidation was already known to occur in chimpanzee societies.The new study shows that the strategy occurs in other primate societies, strengthening the case for an evolutionary origin of human sexual intimidation.The study found that female killifish that avoid mating with males of a closely related ...Chimpanzee males that treat females aggressively father more offspring over time. So it’s not just This Dude, it’s The President, it’s Men Today or Men Always.
It’s all men.” My go-to Anxiety Time move is to make the personal Political, the micro Macro.
To me, this is one of our culture’s deeply inaccurate gendered stories, like “Men always want to fuck random women and basically need to be tricked into marrying someone, but they’ll never really be satisfied sexually by one person.” I mean, what could be more poisonous for a guy than to walk around assuming that a totally normal thing that a lot of people do — pair up!
— doesn’t suit his essential nature and will only make him miserable?
Their studies showed that fertile females suffered more aggression from males than pregnant and lactating females did.
In fact, male aggression was a major source of injury for fertile females.
The findings reported in on July 6 suggest that this mating strategy has a long history in primates, including humans, and may be widespread across social mammals -- especially when males of a species are typically larger than females.