Whenever I read things like this, I think of modern cinema with its "powerful women." Action movies frequently show female protagonists beating up men in hand-to-hand combat. Human biology being what it is, it's all nonsense. I've seen that first hand practicing martial arts and observing my daughter's club soccer team getting wiped out by boys' teams 4 years their juniors.
I wonder what women think when they watch these movies and then read about assaults like this. I know it's gauche to suggest that a woman needs a man's protection*, but after events like the ones in Cologne and the ones in England and the ones in Sweden, it's a conclusion that seems warranted.
Or maybe I'm just a little old fashioned.
|OK, maybe very old fashioned. Then again, so is biology.|