I came across this in yet another psych lecture I was “entertaining” myself with. (Yes, I know I have some very bizarre ideas when it comes to entertainment!).
And I laughed out loud, scaring all the people and pets in the house! And for 99% of the time Humans have been around, this has been so. The ideas that men tested, became our drive to tame and civilize and improve the arena in which the Human race “did it’s thing” of producing the next generations. And women tested the men for desirability of traits (genes) to seed forward into those next generations. Yes, I know there were things like arranged marriage, concubines, rape etc; but existing more as the exception than the norm on a broader scale And for the most part women have had “the final say” in the genetic identity of upcoming generations; because even if they were forced to be with sub-standard or undesirable men, they could find all kinds of ways to sabotage against either the act/success of procreation OR sabotage the offspring they were almost entirely responsible for raising at least through the formative years.
So share your thoughts. Do you see this as the system that was for the most part in place, for much of Human existence.