Re: Intercourse /vs/ Offspring

Bryant (
13 Dec 1996 17:50:05 -0700

In article <58hjao$>,
E Douglas Kihn <> wrote:

>...In pre-technological
>societies, sex is completely open, and children are not denied their
>sexual freedom, but are "doing it" to the best of their abilities from
>the gitgo. When life is precarious, pregnancy must take place as soon
>as possible. And the entire tribe raises the children.

This contradicts every single ethnography I have ever read, and certainly
does not conform to my own limited observations of hunter gatherer groups
(there has not been a 'pre technological' human society; we're a
post-technological species, after all. Tools came before H. sapiens).

Where in the world did your utopic generalization come from?

>This is why
>Mother, for 100,000 years, was the only parent, the Fertility Godess
>was worshiped universally, and women and men shared power equally.

Um, see above.