Somewhere around 1985, I was sitting in a screenwriting class listening to Richard Walter talking about the craft of screenwriting. I don't remember the context, but he made a statement that stopped me in my tracks. He stated that "Women are better people" and that has been lodged in my mind ever since.
Flash forward almost thirty years and I believe more strongly than ever that yes, women are, in general, better humans. I'm not saying that all men are knuckle dragging Capuchins but if there is a problem, there's probably a male involved.
This is based on observation and interactions with many people in different industries and walks of life. In case you think I'm a Latte swilling, tree hugging, dog loving pacifist, yeah, you're probably right. But I was a young man who did many regrettably stupid things that hurt people and I'm not proud of it.
If you haven't read "Beyond Words" by Carl Safina, I suggest that you do. He discusses the differences between Chimpanzee's and Bonabo's, specifically the level of violence among Chimpanzees and the utter lack of violence (with rare exceptions) and cooperation among Bononbos.
What do you think this is attributable to? Here's a hint - the Chimpanzees are an Alpha-male driven society while the Bonabo's are always lead by a female, with the males being socially submissive to them.
Something to think about.
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