6 Gender: Boys against the girls.
animals play the mating game. In the movie EDtv, Woody Harrelson
is caught on camera cheating on his girlfriend. When asked why he didnt
turn down the womans offer of sex, he says, "I'm the guy,
I don't stop. That's the woman's job. We're the gas, they're the brakes."
What is the origin of our stereotypes for men and women?
it or not, we can learn a lot about human sex stereotypes by examining
an obscure little insect called the bush cricket. Although bush crickets
dont have bars or dating services, they do congregate, check each
other out, andjust like humansponder whether they should
perhaps mate with a new acquaintance.
there is one small difference. When the pair does decide to mate and
the male cricket ejaculates, he loses about a quarter of his body weightcontributing
a massive ejaculate that the female uses for energy. For an average
human male, this would be about fifty pounds of semen! If this were
the rule in men, rather than the "lovin spoonful" it
actually is, would human males behave differently? The answer is yes,
and the ramifications extend far beyond sexual tactics ...