Simultaneously, they have lost all respect for men. And you know what? This same power dynamic exists between other animals. Women understood the balance between having a man violent enough to provide security and not too violent as to cause her harm. Basically a tiger on steroids, man would want to avoid this beast at all costs.
As a general rule, it is not a good idea to provoke anyone higher than yourself in this hierarchy, as the potential for it to turn violent could conflict with your need for self-preservation. This is the driving characteristic that separates us from most of the animal kingdom.
Woman Although I understand that Ronda Rousey could kick my ass, the natural power dynamic between men and women is hard to contest.
Animals will always concede ground to their more powerful and dangerous counterparts in an effort to stay alive.
A long time ago, there were men roaming the Earth in the same era as the Saber-toothed Tiger. Most of the time, the point is taken and the confrontation ends. They did not provoke men, as they knew they would be on the losing end of a physical confrontation.
Man would scavenge meat from leftover tiger kills. It is this nature that provides safety and security. The moment the lesser man forgets this, he needs a reminder, and receives it in the form of a knuckle sandwich. Your gut natural instinct may tell you to jump to violence, but our brains are incredibly powerful, and give us willpower—the ability to restrain our natural instincts in order to produce a more positive outcome.
The average man is more powerful and prone to violence than the average woman. They want to be able to cry abuse when they are subjected to violence.
She can yell and scream all she wants, but if he raises his voice above hers, it is emotional abuse. The tiger always had the right of way, and should a confrontation ensue, man was most often killed by the tiger. Abuse can only go from higher to lower in the power dynamic.
The problem with this concept is that the definition of abuse is dependent on the hierarchy of the power dynamic. Since men appreciated women for their sexual pleasure, for raising children, etc. But every now and then, Ray Rice hits back, and the world loses its mind.
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Perceptions of domestic violence: the effects of domestic violence myths, victim's relationship with her abuser, and the decision to return to her abuser. Yamawaki N(1), Ochoa-Shipp M.
Professional Perceptions of Domestic Violence: The Relationship between Causal Explanations and Views on Prevention and Intervention Rachel Ann Taylor A Thesis Submitted for Requirements of Completion for the Course of Master of Criminal Justice, School of Law and Justice.
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