The other day, i was having a chit chat with a member of the opposite sex, when she said that men are almost of no use these days and a world without men is possible! This idea seams to be common amongst women these days.
Not taking in consideration that most company founders are men, and that they hire women without discrimination, but the other way is not always true.
In this post, i’ll try to analyze this theory “that a world of women without men is possible”, all while being as much objective as i can!
Before starting, i think we should thank the feminists of this decade, for successfully installing in the heads of women that men are useless, this idea is as much repulsive to the early feminists (who fought for real causes) as it is to men, a straight man would never think of the possibility of a world without women!
But to indulge the fantasy of the feminists and those imagining a world without men, i’ll analyze different cases leading to a world without men, based on my knowledge in science (genetics, evolution, etc …)
Obviously, my analysis will be reflecting my imagination of the situation, even if i’ll try to keep it as much objective as i can, there’s a possibility that it would favor an anti-feminist point of view!
Scenario 1: Men suddenly disappearing due to an illness that only target the male genome. Meaning only females can live, every male child and adult will die.
case 1: If this event takes place anytime before 1978 (In vitro fertilization first success case), then Robert G. Edwards, the physiologist who developed the treatment, would have not been able to do so, and in this case the entire human population would have gone extinct withing 100-120 years (when the last girl dies), without men there’s no reproduction.
case 2: If this event takes place now, the female population left surviving will be able to use the IVF to fertilize female eggs with sperm from the sperm banks, but this will mean that the next generation will be 1% or less of the current female population (depending on sperm stored in banks), but the maximum it could be stored is 55 years (let’s say 100 year), so basically within 100 year from the moment men go extinct, women will no longer be able to have daughters and they will go extent few decades later, meaning in this scenario women will outlive men 200 years at most.
case 3: If this event takes place in the near future when cloning have been mastered, please not at this time in 2015 we have successfully cloned many animals but, it often took a huge number of attempts and resources to do so (for Dolly the sheep: It took 434 attempts before an embryo was successful), and often cloned animals died few minutes to few days after being born, those that survived had a much shorter lifespan than original animal, and last, there were no even 1 successful human cloning till now, but let’s assume in the future we will master the cloning, and be able to clone humans, as well as prevent the fast death of clones. In this case the female population will drop dramatically to less than 0.1% within 1 generation, and the reason is that such a procedure have a very low success rate, it is very stressing, and require high level of trained personnel, making it accessible only to few. The generation after that will be probably less than 20% of the previous one, and afterwards it might be stabilized numbers wise, but not cloning wise, as cloning a clone might be much more difficult and less successful than cloning a human, but the loop will never end leading to more and more problems as we go farther from the original person, as cloning a clone of a clone will probably lead to many genetic mutations and physiological problems.
Scenario 2: Let’s say somehow, females are able to naturally reproduce without the need of a male, this is more a Science Fiction scenario, more than one based on scientific facts.
case1: If this takes place at the beginning of our species, meaning men never existed, only females existed, in this case some females will have to go hunt for food and some will have to keep the kids (all girls of course), this will lead to having females with a much tougher character, this will be mainly due to the fact that tribes with higher testosterone levels are more aggressive and risk takers and thus will be able to provide more food for their offspring and will eventually chase off any competing tribe. That means in a world without men, the women that have the most characteristics of men will be the ones who survive!!! Women will evolve to be more like men physically than women, and the natural selection will favor the strongest tribes every-time, thus creating a version of women with less social skills but more body power, basically creating Women that look and act like men. Why this never happened in our evolution, the answer is that men which have been subjected to the hormonal natural selection, decided to protect their women and kept them safe to take care of the young ones, the only selection factors women were subjected to are the fertility , sexuality and social skills selection, where men had more kids with women the perceived sexy, and women that were able to live peacefully with other women.
case2: If this takes place early through our history, far from the natural selection era, at the time of start of civilizations, example in 200BC or 1000 BC. Nothing much will happen, because the percentage of reproduction without male will be negligible compared to the standard way, except if for some reason, males suffer from something similar to the illness of scenario 1.
In this case, the history would be entirely different, without the testosterone induced domination behavior, big civilization will never be created, instead there will be a huge network of cities, living mostly peacfully amongst each other, there would be some skirmiches from time to time, but nothing mounting to the brutality of wars, technology science, and advancement wise the cities will advance at a much slower rate, first, because lower concentration of people means slower advancement, and second because men are more creative and much more men have very high intelligence Quotient (often associated with inventions) than women (even when most IQ tests are constructed so that there are no overall score differences between females and males – allowing women to have as high score as men – aka removing as much logic from the test as possible :P).
To put all this in perspective living in a 2015 only female world, would be like living in the 5th or 10th century, except there would have not been any minor wars for the last few hundreds years, and communication skills and language would have evolved to a level surpassing by far our current levels, intuition, six sense and borderline telepathy would have been common.
case3: If this takes place now or in the future: Also for a reason Men should no longer be able to exist, a quick and brutal regression will take place, men have been the bearers of technology flag for the last few decades, without men, cars, planes and electronics will fail without having enough people to repair them, how many female mechanic you know? what about female IT technicians, or female programmers or even female engineer ? These are the domains needed for technology and these are precisely the domains that have the least women. Why?, you might ask, that’s because these domains require the type of intelligence that many men excel in and that very few women do, this creates a pressure on girls wanting to work in these domains, and thus they avoid such domains to avoid feeling inferior. The fast drop in tech would later be halted, by making sure to have enough women that know these tech as possible, on the long run, current technology would be restored, tech advancement would be reignited but probably on a much slower rate than it is right now!
To end this article, a world without men is not possible unless it is science fiction, or maybe a model based on the amazonian women warriors, or even the bees and ants societies, where few males are kept for fertilization!
PS: Bees and Ants societies are hormonal slavery, where the queens secrete hormones to control the entire colony!!