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Ryan And Jetha On Jealousy and Economic Dependence

November 14, 2013

Excerpted from Sex at Dawn, by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha:

How would the prevalence and experience of jealousy be affected in Western societies if the economic dependence trapping most women and their children didn’t exist, leading female sexual access to be a tightly controlled commodity? What if economic security and guilt-free sexual friendships were easily available to almost all men and women, as they are in many of the societies we’ve discussed, as well as among our closest primate cousins? What if no woman had to worry that a ruptured relationship would leave her and her children destitute and vulnerable? What if average guys knew they’d never have to worry about finding someone to love? What if we didn’t all grow up hearing that true love is obsessive and possessive? What if, like the Mosuo, we revered the dignity and autonomy of those we loved? What if, in other words, sex, love, and economic security were as available to us as they were to our ancestors?

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2 Comments
  1. rodney permalink

    I agree with your desires, how do you think women’s security should be provided for?
    We might disagree on that.

  2. rodney permalink

    Did you realize that Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” is an anti jealousy story?

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