This research began to appear back in the 60’s and 70’s. It was called the best kept secret in biological history; the fact that the life process itself, just biology itself, is what would be called essentially feminine to begin with, that it’s a reproductive process, a self-reproductive process. Nature’s invention of the male was kind of a deviancy from this baseline and was a difficult feat to bring about, introducing the whole idea of sexual reproduction and so forth, introduced a variable in an otherwise very stable reproductive system and that variable we would call the male and the stable system is generated towards the female.
Now in-utero, from the moment of conception on, there are a number of basic abortion periods, natural abortion periods. One is within the first 8-10 days after birth in which if the heart cells don’t form, don’t start beginning to reproduce and so on nature will spontaneously abort. The next one is somewhere around the 8th to 10th week when the brain really begins its growth and formation. If the heart structure and everything isn’t just right nature will spontaneously abort. And the next one is around the 5th month when real brain activity is beginning. Language begins at six months in-utero and so on. And then the 7th month is another very critical period of development and you have a high percentage of abortions in the seventh month. And then finally at birth you have a certain number of aborted births; still births or highly dysfunctional children who are born missing all sorts of parts and so on.
Looking at that whole thing and taking what you’ve discovered from the eighth week on, looking at the very beginning, the first critical abortion period; eighty percent of all natural spontaneous abortions are of male fetuses, infants or children at birth, eighty percent. Eighty percent of all dysfunctional children at birth are males. Eighty percent of all your autistic children, your schizophrenic children, your children missing various eccentric parts and so on will be males which means essentially it’s much harder for nature to produce a male than it is a female.
In preliterate societies before modern processes move in women always nursed, breastfed, their male infants a full year longer than their female infants. Why, because the male infants were more fragile and were less able to cope with the world out there as soon as their female infants.
Looking quickly at the suicide rate in American children at present, male suicides far outweigh female suicides. Females attempts at suicide might outnumber males but the males have succeeded in suicide far outweigh females. One final thing on that is more males are born into the world than females by a surprising percentage and yet far more females achieve maturity than males do. That is the males simply don’t survive the maturity as well as females. This gives rise to Ashley Montague’s, one of the things giving rise to his great book “The Natural Superiority of Women,” which means simply that the female process, the self-reproduction system is the baseline of life and easier for nature to establish and the male is more difficult.
Bearing that in mind we realize the male has to have more nurturing than the female. Whereas our cultural attitude is exactly the opposite. We feel the male has got to be toughened up, he’s got to get out there and slug it out in the jungle and you can’t nurture the male like you do a female or he’ll be a softy and we won’t survive. Now what we’re not surviving is the production of males who are brought up just that way. They’re not nurtured and so they grow up angry, feeling betrayed, hostile and angry particularly towards women themselves because they were not nurtured earlier. So that’s absolutely counter-productive. It works completely against us.
We find this exemplified in two ancient fairy tales. What happens to the male if he isn’t nurtured> He reverts back to his animal status. He goes back into that reflexive hind brain defending itself. And this is represented by the King who just pulled some wrong things and he ends up in a beast’s body. He can’t extricate himself from the body of the beast. The only thing that will do that is the nurturing kiss of the beauty. So we have the great tale The Beauty and the Beast. She’s the only one who can bail the King out of his sentence, his terrifying sentence, back into his animal nature.
And the other aspect of this is the Frog Prince who has the same thing happen. He finds himself in a reptilian amphibian body, a frog’s body, and he can’t extricate himself from that. Only the beautiful princess can extricate him. Both the princess and the beauty extricate the King or the Prince by their nurturing kiss, not just sexual kiss, their nurturing kiss is what lifts them out of their sentence into their animal nature. And we’d better think about that real clearly when we’re looking at what’s happening in our world today. The male can’t extricate himself out of the mess he’s in right now, the violence, the anger, the massagenism, the terrorism that he’s creating, only she can do that.