Martin van Creveld looks at the infamous women of history

Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History

Summary: After all the serious and depressing posts of late, here is some light history about forgotten famous women in history. We have heard about the many wonderful women in history. Here are some of the less wonderful. They are antidotes to the belief that women are more moral than men, and reminders that men … Continue reading Martin van Creveld looks at the infamous women of history

America’s war of the sexes gets worse. Here’s why.

Summary: Sunday's post described one front in the newly intensified war between the sexes. Today's speculates about its causes. You will find nothing surprising here, except for the conclusions. While obvious, I suspect you'll find them both new and disturbing (trigger warning!). The previous post in this series was A brief guide to the new war of … Continue reading America’s war of the sexes gets worse. Here’s why.

A brief guide to the new war of the sexes. Both sides are 100% right.

Gender Roles

Summary: Here is a brief guide to the new war of the sexes. It's too controversial for the major media, so discussed mostly by extremists. Consider this a rough cut, the boiled down one-thousand word version. It's a fair version, and so probably disliked by both men and women. Post your critique in the comments. … Continue reading A brief guide to the new war of the sexes. Both sides are 100% right.

Afghanistan’s girls show the dark side of America’s influence on the world

Afghanistan Women

Summary: Trump is committing America to the overthrow of a 4th secular regime in the Middle East, probably to be replaced (like the others) by a fundamentalist Islamic government (or chaos). Amidst the cheering for Trump, let's look at what we have done for the women in Afghanistan. Let's remember that before we wreck another country. People … Continue reading Afghanistan’s girls show the dark side of America’s influence on the world

A look at sexbots, prototypes of a radically different future for society

Sexbot Science

Summary: Sexbots are coming. Here is an introduction to prototypes of the first mass-market models, which will hit society in ten or twenty years with catastrophic effect.   "We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run." — Attributed to Roy Charles Amara, paraphrased by … Continue reading A look at sexbots, prototypes of a radically different future for society