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Male-Female Conflict–101…

Originally posted in July or 2015, given the recent upsurge in the struggle by women for social equality–in my view predicated by the pathology of misogyny exhibited by President Trump–I believe that this is a good time for an update.  As a Revolutionary Socialist and a Marxist-Feminist, I tend to look at and for the historical long-view for some answers…

Where does all this gender conflict in society come from? Why are women in general repressed . . . and worse?  Is the political spectrum of sexual dimorphism (the bio-natural differences between men and women) by males to dominate natural?  It’s certainly not a necessary consequence of our biology. Socio-moral development (culture) is learned.  It is not a natural biological development in our social relations.

I start with humanity’s Paleolithic beginnings, some 50,000-yrs-ago.  As an avid historian—including anthropology and archaeology—I’ve followed research that early human habitation sites (home & hearth) document the presence primarily of females, children and old/infirm males. In other words, women ruled the roost. Where were the healthy adult males?

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101–The Kurds…

PRELUDE: One of the great ironies of history occurred in 1241. After Mongol hordes had conquered practically all of Asia, Iran and Russia, they were at the gates of Vienna with nothing standing between them and all of Europe. Suddenly they stopped….Mongols

Their leader, Ogedei Khan, had died and they returned home to compete for the succession to the Mongol Empire. Europe was thus spared conquest, occupation and a change in the course of all history since.

Consider what Europe and Christianity eventually inflicted throughout the world, especially the Western Hemisphere thru colonial genocide over the next several hundred years. The First World War? The Second?

Would an Asian history be substantially different or was humanity doomed to the type of predatory profiteering we still see today as conservative Social-Darwinists employ to excuse their behavior?

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