Gentlemen! This is all clear signs that you are, or that you still are or that you started out, male! I feel like an alien who crash-landed onto earth and into a female body! Then, in order to thrive in a little female body, I signed up to learn from and work among females for over 40 years!
The dictionary definition (as updated by Wiktionary) of a "female" is that of a being (thus, a sex) that produces eggs and/or has XX chromosomes. (One or the other, would you believe?) This is a reproductive definition and has been the prevailing distinction between the "binaries" so far. As a result of waiting eggs, physical qualities that also distinguish the female are a smaller upper body, a wider lower body, a shorter stature than the males of the same population, and gynological/obsetric capabilities. MTFers, the last one, the last one seems to get forgotten a lot!!
Not to mention the menstrual cycle. Has sometimes occured to me it's apparently one of those things that we MTF'ers (pretend women) would prefer not to think about a whole lot.
Not sure just how far you can run with Freud and thus place sexuality within the realm of aggression/Tanathos, even if some of his teachings are hard to resist. The man wasn't a scientist in any modern sense of the word. More like a cult leader who demanded absolute fidelity to his doctrines. Then again, within Occult circles, sexuality seems always to have been identified as a kind of negative energy, not to mention the history of Christianity, which when it comes down it - whatever itself would like to profess - mostly appears to have been concerned with condemning lust and lechery as the ultimate sin. I should know, being the son of a minister.
"The power over sex that you speak of, Monique, is preliminary to what
the female knows she will have to deal with eventually: possible
children (with illnesses and/or birth defects), limited resources,
limited physical protection for her home, herself, and her children.
It's not that the female controls sex, she's trying to save her life
from a life of atrocity.
For over 40 years of seeing a population, mostly made up of women and
children, even at higher socio-economic strata, sex is a tool of
survival. Dependency, in the form of welfare, comes first. And even
with plenty of security and resources, social reforms, reproductive
rights, and "better" politics, I still see and hear females suffer. If
only being "thrown by the wayside as discarded specimens of the human
population" from losing a game of love was enough!!"
Dang! Okay, your remarks probably serves me right. But what a mystery then that women seem often to choose sexual partners, like Chad and Leroy, who by their, let's call it philandering nature, would often be the least equipped to actually care for her and her offspring? Biological evolution maladjusted to the post hunter gatherer age? It appears her offspring would get physically healthy and psychologically highly aggressive, possibly psychopathic genes, but that's about it.