The Science of Sex
Forms and Indicators of Female Influence
Section 29 of
The Tyranny of Ambiguity
|M33DJG: Male, 33, Dutch with Japanese Girlfriend|
FEMINATION AND MASCULINATION. Two kinds of female influence are defined: femination is the influence of a female on an individual male while feminization is the collective influence of females on males. The feminated male is sexually sated; femination makes him feel more masculine. Thus the feminated male will be more aggressive, in general, than the feminized.
A male who is subject to the collective influence of females but who has no physical relationship with one is feminized but unfeminated. A male who has a sexual relationship with a female which is dominated and controlled by her will be only partially feminated. One effect of feminization without femination appears to be an elevated awareness of others in the immediate vicinity.
|Feminized and feminated||Devoted and dutiful husband|
|Feminized and unfeminated||Unattached male||Serial killer|
|Unfeminized and feminated||Macho bully boy|
|Unfeminized and unfeminated||Isolated male||Spree killer|
Females are correspondingly masculinated and/or masculinized. Again, the masculinated female is sexually sated.
FORMS AND INDICATORS OF FEMALE INFLUENCE. Several of the following characteristics, such as those involving rapidity of response, originate from females being physically weaker than males and have evolved to compensate for that deficiency. Other behaviours derive from females projecting their nature onto males.
COMPULSIVE SMILING. People would commonly break into a smile immediately a conversation started. A conscious act was required to stop oneself responding similarly and one did not always succeed. The smile could persist in the most unlikely circumstances. Two examples are given: firstly some severely handicapped youngsters were interviewed on Dutch TV and secondly a woman seated on the back of another cycle accidentally brushed against mine and fell off, practically bouncing along the road on her backside. In both these cases the continuous smiles and exaggerated affability were hardly perturbed throughout. Synchronizing with individuals displaying this manner was compulsive and could only be resisted by the most determined act of will. Smiling all the time is a defence mechanism, raising the cost of disturbance of the cosy environment so created.
SURVEY 2. This survey was undertaken to try and confirm my subjective impression that taking a partner of alien race was a female characteristic.
During the provisional survey 22 White Female, Coloured Male couples and 8 White Male, Coloured Female couples were counted. Of the 22 WFCM, 12 followed what I regarded as the stereotypical pattern, that of a White Female, Negro Male. The duration of this first survey, really only intended to check the design of the subsequent survey, was 60 minutes.
Thereafter the survey proper took place on seven Saturday afternoons on the Nieuwendijk. For the subject couples, just walking together was not enough: I had to be reasonably assured that they were partners and this was established by the observation of certain subtle signals. In this culture walking together probably meant that something was going on, but for this purpose walking together was not enough. If there were mutual sideways glances I regarded this as an indication that the relationship was unconsolidated; they were not included in the count. There had to be a clear indication of intimacy, the minimum confirmation being repeated brushing against each other as they walked along.
I tried my best to be fair, if not too fair; at one point I found myself consciously resisting the temptation to look for WMCF to offset the obvious high score of WFCM. If the couples were recognized they were not counted twice. Hair texture was often a good indicator in ambiguous cases. No regard of age was taken.
Table 9. Results of Survey 2, The Preference Survey
|Month, Duration||WMCF (WMNF)||WFCM (WFNM)||OF||OM||AM or AF||AF||AM|
|May, 120||17 (–)||26 (11)||–||–||9||–||–|
|June, 130||21 (6)||30 (11)||–||–||7||–||–|
|June, 155||25 (11)||36 (14)||3||3||–||3||9|
|June, 80||9 (5)||15 (4)||4||0||–||6||3|
|July, 65||8 (3)||24 (10)||0||0||–||0||2|
|July, 105||12 (6)||23 (12)||4||1||–||5||7|
|July, 105||15 (4)||20 (8)||7||4||–||5||3|
|TOTALS||107 (35+)||174 (70)||18+||8+|
|Key to Table 9|
|WMCF||White Males with Coloured Females|
|(WMNF)||Number of WMCF which were White Male, Negro Female couples|
|WFCM||White Females with Coloured Males|
|(WFNM)||Number of WFCM which were White Female, Negro Male couples|
|OF||White Males with Oriental Females|
|OM||White Females with Oriental Males|
|AM or AF||Ambiguous male or female|
|AF||A female of ambiguous race, irrespective of the male|
|AM||A male of ambiguous race, irrespective of the female|
|–||No count taken|
|+||Minimum figure, since count incomplete|
THE CLEARANCE INSTINCT. Recycling also has the non-trivial effect of displacing the Clearance Instinct, the periodic impulse to purge the remains of old projects or other redundant materials. Clearly this instinct serves to make way for a new cycle of activity but when the instinct is displaced the material which would normally be discarded is not. The Clearance Instinct has been expended instead by taking a collection of newspapers or old bottles for recycling.
‘Modern superstition hunts after the symbols of science. It employs such terms as field, energy, waves, forces, dimensions etc. and pretends to apply a rigorous scientific method in discussing all manner of paraphenomena. Thus is seeks respectability for anti-scientific ideas only by emitting scientific signals... It looks as though what inspires much anti-scientific criticism is merely a kind of envy.’
Favourite topics of Dutch anti-scientific magazines were outlandish conspiracy theories, brain implants, free energy and perpetual motion machines. Contemporary examples of the adoption of masculine terminology are “research” for reading books, “products” for financial schemes and “consultant” for telephone operator.
On another occasion when walking the Newfoundlander a group of four or five young Dutchwomen rounded a corner. On seeing me with the dog one exclaimed “Oh-oh” in expectation of an approach. Once a woman accused me of deliberately using the dog to procure women; yet another woman asked me if I slept with it. Females will anticipate sex taking place well before the male, and often when no such likelihood exists.
LEMMA 2 FOR THEOREM 2. Females are never satisfied.
DISCUSSION. A formal proof is likely to involve the Satiation/Insatiation Effect and the polygamous character of females as detailed above. The most obvious example of this insatiable nature is marriage: in the UK in 1986 females were three times more likely to sue for divorce than males. Marriage satisfies virtually all feminine instincts yet the modern female is still unlikely to be content with it. The widespread contemporary policy of serial monogamy is advantageous for the female because her confidence and power increases with each successive relationship. Her manipulative skills improve as they are applied each time in a different context.
FALSE ACCUSATIONS. An enlightening example was provided by a process of degeneration regarding stealing, as follows. There was a strong ethos in Holland that one should not steal, but also that one should not accuse a person of stealing without being certain of their guilt. This was on the grounds that a false accusation would increase the likelihood of the accused subsequently stealing, since (in this terminology) they had suffered the cost (the Diminishment of an accusation) but not received the benefit (the material value of the item they were supposed to have stolen), a balance they would later seek to redress by stealing for real in the future. In contrast if something was stolen in England and three people were suspected an accusation might well be made to each just to see how they reacted. Confronting the wrong person also gives the accused an incentive to clear the suspicion hanging over him, and in this way an alternative explanation is often found.
The Dutch reticence in making an accusation resulted in degeneration. Since an accusation was unlikely to be made without being absolutely certain of the perpetrator, a theft tended to happen whenever an opportunity for stealing arose in which several people would be suspected, because not even be the cost of a shared accusation would be incurred.
The result was more minor thefts. In Amsterdam it could accurately be said that inviting a group of people back to your house without something going astray, even if it was only a favourite pen or some music tapes, was a major achievement.
A fundamental contradiction is expressed in Proposition 7: The less likely the male is to respond, the more likely the female is to signal. There is the female empathy with others yet their unreliability regarding appointments. Originally and fundamentally, female empathy and awareness of others yet their failure to satisfy males’ evident sexual needs.