“Slut shaming” is really cat-fighting

The classic comedy Yes, Minister, included the political adage that one should ?never set up an enquiry unless you know in advance what its findings will be?. In 2016, two female British learned the bitter truth of this advice when they initiated an enquiry into ?social media misogyny?. To their embarrassment, their own enquiry found that the majority of online abuse directed at women came from other women.

Now, a new study has found that so-called ?slut shaming?, which feminist dogma insists is yet another tool of their imaginary ?patriarchy?, is also largely the preserve of women. Quote:

?A British study found that people of both sexes tend to stigmatize female promiscuity — but that only women are willing to go to great lengths just in order to “slut shame.”

The study, which was ?published this month on “Evolution and Human Behavior” by business and psychology researches from the University of, relied on game theory experiments to test out two questions: Who is willing to “punish promiscuous women,” and to what extent? End of quote.

The researchers used various tests to tease out men?s and women?s attitudes to imaginary female opponents, some of whom were implied to be ?chaste?, while others were indicated to be ?slutty?. Quote:

In a ?”dictator game” (in which the subject receives a sum and is asked to choose any amount to give to their partner), both men and women playing the game exhibited “less altruistic” behavior when playing with a “sexually-accessible” woman.

Similarly, in the ?”trust game” (in which subjects are asked to trust that money invested in their opponent would come back to them) both men and women were more suspicious when playing against the woman with the more licentious profile photo.

But: When playing the ?”ultimatum game” (in which the subject can offer money to their opponent, who may reject the offer — in which case neither gets the money) only women subjects were willing to penalize the sexualized woman at a cost to themselves. End of quote.

So, both men and women are suspicious of dirty ol? hoes, but only women are bitchy enough to want so badly to punish a slut that they?ll even hurt their own prospects. Quote:

The researchers suggested that the disparity is connected to the different psychological drives that prejudice women and men have against promiscuity. Men, the experimenters suggest, are spooked by the possibility of being tricked into a family. Women, on the other hand, are motivated by a more survivalist instinct, seeing a sexual woman as a potential rival. This adds a layer of animosity for women. End of quote.

The Salem witch trials are often held up by feminists as a textbook case of patriarchal oppression of women ? yet 70% of the accusers were women. Quote:

This study puts a dent in many prevalent — and more simplistic — narratives that dominate the conversation around sexism. Even though instances in which women disparage each other for lascivious behavior are not hard to come by, ?”slut shaming” is still widely regarded as the product of “toxic masculinity” and a “patriarchal” society. End of quote.

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Which, as the study shows, is just another feminist fantasy.

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