To understand the truth of male vs female (Birds)

I was outside as dusk slowly made its way across the land, while I heard one lonesome robin down in the valley singing his best as the darkness came.

Beyond just hearing its sweet sound, the song hit me with a deeper truth I had always known but never really processed.  It was in regards to male effort and female selection, and a completely inescapable conclusion.

Nature is a source of insight

What the conclusion I came to, is that despite all the feminist bluster about ‘equality’ and the truth of their ‘some are more equal than others’…they are right.  Yes…feminists real conclusion that girls are more important that guys is one hundred percent true.  And this mere robin was showing me this.

He was singing his heart out late into the night, trying to impress a female to consider him.  It was his ONLY way to further his genes.  Every female robin has so much of a lower burden on her, she merely has to choose, and genes are passed on.  The male must work, and is no guarantee that it will be enough.

The parallels to humans of course are obvious.  A guy has to do SO much and there is no promise he will be rewarded.  A girl can easily pull a guy in at will.  A lot of girls will decry ‘oh I cant get EVERYONE, there was that one guy that never looked at me’ cry me a river bitch, you flash your vag and 80% of guys will come running.  Guys spend their entire lives and are perhaps lucky enough to be ‘rewarded’ with some used goods that got impregnated by some other guy.

The power dynamic disparity is huge, and to not admit it is deeply deeply foolish.  A girl will be handed things throughout life, as a guy you will not.  You must take what you want, and there is still no guarantee you will get what you set your mind to.  But like that robin, you must press on, you do not have a choice.

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2 thoughts on “To understand the truth of male vs female (Birds)

  1. Well, it’s not that the “genes are passed on” magically. After all, the female does still have to gestate the eggs in her body for a few days (8-10 days for chickens…I don’t know how long for robins), and can only lay 1 egg per day since birds only have 1 ovary and their eggs aren’t pre-formed like mammals are.

    She also has to be fit, and eat more than the male lest the eggs leech too many nutrients from her bones/organs. Robins do swap off the 14+ days required for hatching, but the female does it for longer. Luckily, the male robin stays to feed the young, but many don’t. (Even worse for fish, reptiles and amphibians!)

    With all the physical/biological work that the females body is put through, it only makes sense that the male has to prove he’s “worthwhile”. Robins usually only live about 4 years in the wild…she only has 3-4 chances to pass on her genes, AND must find a mate who also has good genes so their children may live long enough to do the same.

    Now, human women are different in that all our eggs are with us from early in life and will still be viable for years. We also don’t have an estrus cycle/seasonal cycle, and can get pregnant very easily (though there are dangers with pregnancy even in Western societies). Women are also perfectly capable of working up til a few days before the birth, and we recuperate fairly quickly too, especially if the mother has eaten well and exercised as much as is healthy.

    I completely agree about pressing on though. Perseverance is a feature among strong people…the ability to see a goal and keep working towards it, no matter the odds. It is how our species has gotten to where it is now, despite our lack of claws/wings/venom/speed/agility/strength/fur/etc. Human intelligence and mental ability is simply astounding, and *should* be used to “press on” whenever possible, by whoever is able! 😀

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