Queen Fieldpea was bringing out some very powerful insights in another room and so in respecting the integrity of the topic there, I decided to extract some of what I found to be a foundation for an interesting dialectic here. She wrote: Brother Perfection, thank you for using the word, *proclivity*...thank you so much because very recently, I've come across some peer review studies involving the impulse to rape that, in a way, are arguing (from an evolutionary biological standpoint) that are arguing a point about the 'functional, evolutionary good or the functional evolutionary inclusion *as a survival strategy* of rape as a means for the human male to assure the passing on of his *genetic-self* (my re-statement of the arguments I've so far come across). I find myself at least *willing* to learn more about this theory because rape (and polygynist systems) shares at least one trait in common, practically for males: Both apportions the lion's share of gender-POWER *over women* to the male. The apportionment of gender-POWER is what interests me, too. Is there a 'latent' male *proclivity* to rape? Are there any organized human systems in existence that promotes (sanctions) rape? Outside of what is possible in men's prisons, say? Are the evolutionary biologists on to something? IONO, but their hypotheses are *remarkable* at the very least! Again, thank you for *proclivity*. One Love, and PEACE -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Queen Fieldpea I'm interested in your query concerning what you coin the "apportionment of gender-POWER." I'm feeling that. With your permission, I would like to borrow that phrase, use it as the foundation for the discussion then test its relevance to the phenomena of rape, polygyny systems and the proclivities by the benefactors of that system and phenomena which may lead to various types of female abuses. For those who will join the discussion please share your insights with the following considerations in mind: 1) How much in-put should Black Woman-participants have in designing the systems of polygyny they will be part of? 10%?, 50%?, 95%? Please delineate every proportion to an analysis. 2) What are the side-by-side comparable arguments with polyandry and polygyny? 3) Why is it necessary to resist the system for "baby brides" in the black polity? a. Are baby brides to be allowed more so in the East that the Western hemispheres of the globe? Why? 4) If parents allow their young girls to be married to older spouses, does this validate the relationship or should outside forces intervene to 'rescue' the little girls from the parents? 5) How SHOULD rape be defined? Will your definition be modified contingent upon the gender?