There’s No Place Like Home for the HOlidays

Warning: This post discusses non-PC topics related to human biology.  Do not read if you prefer to avoid controversy.

 

 

In honor of Thanksgiving, the Zebra headed back to the serengetti plains to spend some much-needed time with friends and family. But this zebra doesn’t just hang out with members of its own species, even though there’s strength in numbers:

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A herd of zebras, also known as a zeal. Although black-and-white stripes seem like a counterintuitive camoflouge mechanism on a tropical savannah, the presence of multiple zebras in close proximity makes it difficult for predators to determine where one animal ends and another one begins.

…so it’s about time I introduced you to my neighbors, the Big Five game animals. This diverse group includes apex predators, such as the African lion and leopard, as well as efficient herbivores such as the African elephant, rhinoceras, and Cape buffalo.

Needless to say, if you’re an archaic Homo sapiens, this is a very difficult environment to survive in*. In the face of such stiff ecological competition, the ancestors of modern humans developed two traits that allowed them survive. One was a desire to consume rich fatty foods that were the product of kills scavenged from predators. Another was a desire to mate whenever the opportunity presented itself to replenish losses to the early human population. As a result, in a postmodern feminist society, the desire to engage in pleasure never stops increasing, mirroring the process of increasing economic profits in free market capitalism.

Although alpha males and females still dominate this culture, the characteristics which make them alphas are no
longer limited to innate traits. It is possible to become an alpha merely by going through an experience that is not
available to the general population. Early childhood experiences are a classic example of this phenomenon. In
addition, alpha characteristics are no longer exclusively social skills, such as the ability to find mates; they can be economic skills as well.

Post-Industrial Economics

Whereas societies which practice conservative feminism are known for having strict developmental deadlines, and
few options for those who miss them, societies practicing postmodern feminism are considerably more flexible. The
most widely cited example of postmodern developmental processes is the modern corporation. Although most jobs in
a modern corporation have explicit requirements for the skills and qualifications needed to be hired, those can be
waived if an applicant is able to prove they can perform the tasks which are expected of them.

This flexibility extends to the physical process of producing work. Unlike conservative feminism, which requires workers to
remain physically present at their work locations for a predetermined period of time and take breaks only as allowed
by their employer, postmodern feminism places no such restrictions on workers provided that they can complete the tasks which are assigned to them. Groups which were at a competitive disadvantage under conservative feminism, such as women and the elderly, are able to participate since the work is less physically demanding. Disadvantaged communities also benefit from the fact that the workplace is an environment where they are free from physical violence and criminal prosecution, with perhaps the exception of military and law enforcement organizations.

The aforementioned social changes give rise to a post-industrial economy, where workers are valued primarily for specific skills which they can provide as opposed to the quantity of products they can create. In lieu of physical products, the goods that are exchanged in this economy are services provided to clients. One potential downside of this economic system is that workers can be fired by their employers at any time for any reason, including for no reason at all. One upside is that increased female participation in the workforce also leads to lower birth rates, although this trend may be assisted by industrial technology, such as the mass-production of condoms and other contraceptives.

* This also explains why there are no bear species currently living in Africa.

References

http://www.livescience.com/15377-savannas-human-ancestors-evolution.html

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn3222-mans-early-hunting-role-in-doubt/

https://twistedsifter.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/zeal-group-of-zebras.jpg?w=795&h=529

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Postmodern Feminism

Whereas radical feminism is exceedingly rare outside of societies practicing pre-modern agriculture, and conservative feminism can be found almost universally, there exists a third type that is particularly relevant in modern corporate environments: postmodern feminism.

Postmodernism in general refers to an intellectual movement that emerged as in response to the cultural changes taking place in Western society during the Industrial Revolution. It questioned ideas which were becoming popular at that time, such as unilineal evolution, the concept that all human societies were in different stages of development and were progressing towards a goal that was best represented by Western European society.

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A map of the 1905 Russo-Japanese War, which marked the beginning of the decline of intellectual support for white supremacy.

At the social level, postmodern feminism views traditional gender roles as an artificial construction that impedes individual self-expression. However, because it typically operates within the context of a patriarchal society, there is a constant desire to avoid being associated with radical feminism.

An example of this tendency at work is the phenomenon of out of wedlock pregnancies in North America, Europe, and Oceania following social transformations during the mid-20th century. Although intercourse with a partner outside of a committed relationship is considered a form of radical feminism in most societies, postmodern societies get around this restriction by having both partners agree to settle down in the event of a pregnancy. The male partner can usually be convinced on the grounds of social responsibility, with the female partner agreeing as a result of higher biological investment.

Likewise, reproductive health is managed by restricting the pool of potential partners. Typically, there are restrictions against rape (both partners need to be able to consent to the act; this definition typically includes factors that prevent someone from legally giving consent, such as age, developmental disabilities, and state of intoxication), and incest (both partners cannot be closely related to each other). Furthermore, the spread of STIs* can be mitigated by avoiding those who are known to engage in risky behavior.

In postmodern feminist societies, marriage is motivated primarily by convenience and economic incentives, with either partner having the ability to leave the relationship at any time. Both partners are expected to remain faithful to each other for the duration of the relationship, but the patriarchal subtext places significantly less stigma on male partners who choose to leave. Parents spend significantly less time raising their children than they would in a society practicing conservative feminism, with welfare programs providing for their economic needs and child care programs to teach societal skills. In rare cases, children may be separated from their parents if it is believed that their environment is not supportive of their development.

*STI is an acronym for “sexually transmitted infection”, and replaces the previous acronym STD, which is used in several contexts outside of reproductive health as an abbreviation for “standard”.

References

“World War Zero? Re-Assessing the Global Impact of the Russo-Japanese War 1904-050?1904-1905 | The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus.” N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Nov. 2016.