Great to a point

From a comment thread at Femistasi Central:

Glaivester Says:

I’m not certain how it would work for fathers, but there is a biological reason for men wanting their wives/girlfriends to be monogamous. Most men do not want to get into a relationship, have a child with the woman, and then find out that the child isn’t really his. Part of the “slut-shaming” is a strategy by males to make certain that they aren’t saddled with another man’s child. (I am not saying that this is a conscious thought proces, but it is the biological basis behind this tendency).

Women are less concerned about “slut-shaming” men because they can have great confidence that their baby is theirs.

Female promiscuity and controls on it are less stringent (on average) in a lot of sub-Saharan Africa, because the men are much less likely to be expected to care for the kids, so a father does not have the same paternal investment and therefore less to lose if “his kids” aren’t really his.

zuzu Says:

Well, Glaivester, that’s a great argument for matrilineal and matriarchal societies.

Sure, as long as you don’t mind living in a mud hut without tap water or electricity and dying at 30. I’m telling you, feminist blogs are the Comics section of the blogosphere.