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Tue Apr 1, 2014, 09:58 AM

Male-dominated societies are not more violent, study says

Conventional wisdom and scientific arguments have claimed that societies with more men than women, such as China, will become more violent, but a University of California, Davis, study has found that a male-biased sex ratio does not lead to more crime.

Rates of rape, sexual assault and homicide are actually lower in societies with more men than women, the study found. And, evolutionary theories predicting that when males outnumber females, males will compete vigorously for the limited number of mates don't bear out. The study, "Too many men: the violence problem?" is in the April issue of Trends in Ecology & Evolution.


http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-03/uoc--msa033114.php

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DavidDvorkin Apr 2014 OP
Aristus Apr 2014 #1
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Response to DavidDvorkin (Original post)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 10:02 AM

1. This would tend to refute the popular notion that violence is a male default position.

n/t

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 10:46 AM

2. Yep

But of course that doesn't mean that people who like that idea will now drop it.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Original post)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 03:18 PM

3. Very interesting

I almost thought "Hmm, that's counter intuitive."

Then I realized what I thought was intuition was actually
stereotypes and gender expectations.

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Response to kjones (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 04:35 PM

4. Yes, exactly.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Original post)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 06:50 PM

5. But are they more stubborn?

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Response to libodem (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 07:21 PM

6. That's funny.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 07:59 PM

7. .

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Response to libodem (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 04:10 PM

8. Mind over matter obviously...

as in, if I can push it out of my mind, my health problems don't matter.

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Response to kjones (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 04:28 PM

9. Yep

If you don't mind it don't matter...mind over matter.

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