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Re: FW: [MOL] Debate(s)



Miss Bridget,

	Well put!  

	Okay, David.  Anything to add?

Carol in Memphis


On Tue, 22 Aug 2000 15:44:40 ADT "Bridget Rambeau"
<bsbridget@hotmail.com> writes:
> First of all David, who says women are more monogamous than men? We 
> do tend 
> to be more faithful but that's more a result of conscious choice and 
> not 
> because of any "nesting" instinct.
> You will find as many animals in nature to support one argument as 
> another. 
> Many creatures are monogamous and mate for life. Also, there are a 
> number, 
> especially in the large cat family, where the female is the 
> provider. And we 
> can never forget our dear friend who likes to bite off her mate's 
> head after 
> he's "serviced" her. Nowhere has it been proven that women are less 
> sexual 
> creatures than men. I think this is just something men have been 
> telling us 
> for so long they actually think we believe it! LOL
> "His deep, in-built impulse of fertilization", you say? Can't say 
> I've ever 
> heard that argument before, David. It's certainly imaginative, I'll 
> give you 
> that.
> So let's put the shoe on the other foot. What if it's the wife 
> that's 
> cheating? And I expect an equally good excuse for her. chuckle
> Looking forward to any and all responses,
> Bridget
> 
> 
> >From: "Whipps, David" <David.Whipps@equitas.co.uk>
> >Reply-To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> >To: "'angel'" <mol-cancer@meds.com>
> >Subject: FW: [MOL] Debate(s)
> >Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 15:18:47 +0100
> >
> >Butting in here,
> >
> >Is it not nature that has made man not as monogamous as woman?  Man 
> as a
> >species is designed mate.  If you look at other mammals (not all of 
> them)
> >the females live in groups with the young, and get visited by the 
> male
> >species for mating purposes only.
> >
> >If we had not evolved would humans act the same?
> >
> >Could the man that has the affair, just be acting on deep inbuilt 
> impulse 
> >of
> >fertilisation?  I did read somewhere that sub-consciously, when 
> choosing a
> >partner (mate) to settle down with, although men said they prefer 
> the 
> >skinny
> >waif like build to look at, they choose a mate dependant on the 
> size of a
> >woman's hips.  The larger the hips, the better she is in having 
> children.
> >(All this runs through subconsciously).  The same goes for a woman. 
>  She
> >chooses dependant on the size of the mans shoulders.  Broad 
> shoulders
> >indicate an ability to provide.
> >
> >Just a thought
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Bridget Rambeau [mailto:bsbridget@hotmail.com]
> >Sent: 22 August 2000 12:08
> >To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> >Subject: Re: [MOL] Debate(s)
> >
> >
> >Hi Missy Carol.
> >So you love a good debate, do you? You're my kind of woman, 
> yessiree!
> >I have a question for you as I'm not sure I understand the logic. 
> You say
> >you'd probably punch the lights out of your husband's mistress 
> (speaking
> >metaphorically, of course) but yet you'd forgive him. But when you 
> think
> >about it, is he not the one who betrayed you? After all, she'd made 
> no
> >promises to you (we'll assume she's a stranger) but he certainly 
> had. Why
> >not pound his lights out and leave her out of it? After all, she 
> couldn't
> >have done anything if he hadn't been open to it!
> >I do get angry with women who interfere with marriages but maybe 
> she was
> >looking for a relationship without commitment and the daily 
> problems that
> >come with sharing a life together. Maybe she just wanted someone to 
> have a
> >good time with. In that case, you could see why she'd prefer a 
> married man.
> >Under these circumstances, is she really a threat to the marriage? 
> Is she
> >under a moral obligation not to be receptive to a married man's 
> advances if
> >this is what she wants? Would it make a difference to you if it was 
> an
> >ongoing affair or just a one night stand? Do you believe we are 
> monogomous
> >creatures by nature or is this something "manmade"? Is it okay for 
> men to 
> >be
> >
> >promiscuous? What about women? Why do you think it's acceptable in 
> some
> >religions/cultures for men to have multiple wifes but do you know 
> of any
> >that allow women multiple husbands?
> >Surely at least one of these questions will trigger some 
> interesting
> >debates. Everybody is welcome to join in if you've something to 
> say. The
> >more the merrier!
> >Your friend,
> >Bridget
> >
> >
> > >From: Carol Foulkes <crfoulkes@Juno.com>
> > >Reply-To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > >To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > >Subject: [MOL] Debate(s)
> > >Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2000 15:03:13 -0500
> > >
> > >Dear Miss Bridget,
> > >Miss Bridget,
> > >
> > >	Hey, my friend, I love a good debate, too.  So, I'll go 
> along
> >witcha.
> > >
> > >	No.  I did not understand that the "best friend" told the 
> wife that
> >the
> > >husband was having an affair with another woman.  I thought you 
> meant
> > >that the best friend was having an affair with the husband.  Now, 
> would
> > >you not want your best friend to let you know what's going on?  
> One thing
> > >I always hated was having everybody know but me.  Depending on 
> how the
> > >best friend told me (in what frame of mind, i.e. malicious, 
> concerned,
> > >etc.) would depend on if I would be disturbed with her.  As for 
> the woman
> > >who was having the affair with my husband, I'd probably punch her 
> lights
> > >out!
> > >
> > >	Ah, religion.  A tacky subject.  (Religion, as opposed to 
> being
> > >"Christian".)  Talking about the churches that have rules, 
> regulations,
> > >and books upon books of what to do and what to not do, or else 
> you're
> > >going to hell.  I have yet to read in the Bible, anywhere, that 
> there's a
> > >sign over heaven that states, "Mormons", "Catholics", "Baptists" 
> - well,
> > >you get my drift.  The "religion" I belonged to as a child had 
> books and
> > >books and books, full of rules and more rules.  I remember when I 
> became
> > >a Christian and I attended this one church, I asked to see 
> something that
> > >outlined their beliefs.  Here the pastor comes, bringing me a 
> tiny little
> > >book about 1/2" thick.  I said, "This is it?"  It was really 
> funny.  They
> > >simply believed in the Bible.  My kind of guy!
> > >
> > >	The first practical joke recorded in history.  Hummmm.  
> Let me see.
> >I
> > >would suppose it was when God took Adam's rib and told him He'd 
> be right
> > >back with something special, a companion for him.  Adam was 
> probably
> > >expecting a dog.  Now THAT'S funny!
> > >
> > >	No.  Haven't had enough yet.  Sockitome!
> > >
> > >Carol in Memphis
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > 
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