TUMBY BAY - Men are scared of women. Shit scared. They always have been and it lies at the root of how they treat women.
Violence against women is a direct consequence of male fear.
One of the things men particularly fear about women is their reproductive ability.
The ability to bear children gives women enormous power.
If you want to see how this works you can’t go past the reality television show The Bachelorette.
Ostensibly just another piece of puerile crap dished up by commercial television, it beautifully illustrates the primal forces underpinning the relationships between men and women.
Like a bitch in heat the bachelorette, Sophie Monk, has a slavering posse of men begging and fawning at her fingertips.
Who will be the successful alpha male who finally beds her is the foremost attraction of the show.