We’re proudly reactionary, maybe even sexist pigs here at Patriactionary, so we can say horrible, misogynist things like “women are naturally more nurturing.” This unchanging nature of the female half of the human race will get expressed as affection towards children and husbands in a society structured to channel their natural urges to socially constructive purposes. We do not live in such a society.
As Heartiste commenter Firepower once noted, “America has fallen into the abyss of tiny, yapping Paris Hilton dogs and the women who adore them.” This was in tune with Heartiste’s earlier reply to commenter Sofia:
i think small dogs pose interesting between ground. they’re yappy, narcissistic, prone to bite even their owners (and large dogs that could eat them in a single gulp). women who own small dogs – the paris hilton wannabes of the world – are the most insufferable.
women with small dogs < women with cats < women with dogs.
[Editor: Astute observation. Girls who like big dogs are keepers. Or dykes.]
Is the nurturing female nature a constant? It seems that Plutarch might have an answer, in the words of Caesar:
Caesar once, seeing some wealthy strangers at Rome, carrying up and down with them in their arms and bosoms young puppy-dogs and monkeys, embracing and making much of them, took occasion not unnaturally to ask whether the women in their country were not used to bear children; by that prince-like reprimand gravely reflecting upon persons who spend and lavish upon brute beasts that affection and kindness which nature has implanted in us to be bestowed on those of our own kind.
All Hail Caesar!