Are the Gentler Sex a Blessing in Disguise?

A recent study claims that women who are normally considered to be the gentler sex are in fact more controlling and aggressive in relationships than men.

Increasing numbers of women can now be classed as ‘intimate terrorists’ in which they are more verbally or physically violent towards a partner.

Psychologists at the University of Cumbria questioned 1,104 young men and women using a scale of behaviour which ranged from shouting and insulting to pushing, beating and even using weapons.

And to their amazement they discovered that, contrary to perception, women were significantly more likely to be verbally and physically aggressive to men than vice versa.

The term ‘intimate terrorism’ was coined in the 1990s when US sociologist Michael P. Johnson used it to define an extreme form of controlling relationship behaviour involving threats, intimidation and violence.

He said men were almost always the culprits. However, the latest research turns the accepted view on its head.

Women today seem to have the upper hand in controlling their men. They have the initiative and the power to mould their partners through their sexual weaponry, which some men find totally devastating. Women also have more self-control in this regard and wile to boot. Men are mostly slaves when their willy is erect and lose their heads in consequence.

It reminds me of a story I read the other day, which sheds some light on how members of the gentler sex operate.

When Dan found out that he was about to inherit a fortune from his very sick father, he decided he needed to find himself a woman to enjoy his impending good fortune. So that evening he went to a singles’ bar where he immediately spotted a very beautiful young woman. He decided to go over and chat her up and gauge her response. He said, ‘I may look like just an ordinary guy but in about a month’s time my very ill father will sadly pass away and I will inherit his fortune of over £20 million.’ This immediately got the young woman’s attention and they had a great evening together, leaving the bar later arm in arm, taking a taxi back to his place.

Two weeks later she became his step-mother.

Dig that, if you can.

I still believe that most women are a blessing, and are worthy of the sacrifices we make – notwithstanding their determination to cow us into submission.

If you can live without them, then it is perhaps a blessing in disguise.

Unfortunately, I can’t. I’m a glutton for punishment.

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