Equal Partners
by Roland Ezri

Equal Partners by Roland Ezri

Equal Partners

By Roland Ezri

"Women are the backbone of all societies. They do a substantial part of the work, and play a major role in raising the future generation yet they are largely powerless. The decisions that count are made by men and foisted upon women."

Writings by Roland Ezri

What Women Want – XXXI. A Terrifying Legacy (2 of 2)

Some of the summarized comments follow.

1. This women is waiting for the love of her life to
complete his sentence.  She is apprising us that she is very
attractive and intelligent, doesn’t suffer from depression, and
has no self-esteem issues.

2. In this other comment, the woman agrees with the article.
She’s always been interested in men in prison.  The bad boy image
is the drawing card.

3. She fell in love with an inmate while working in prison.
She has high self-esteem and has never been depressed.

4. She disagrees with the writer in many respects.  She is
strong, secure, and not at all depressed.  She is not after the
publicity surrounding the jailed man.  Yet, she fell in love with
an inmate.  She worked at a male correctional facility and makes
a good point when she says:  “… I learned that a crime
committed does not make you any less of a person.”  As well, we
all at times break the law and commit offenses.  Some of them,
specially behind the wheel, can prove deadly.

5. This prison rights activist write to many inmates, but
has never fallen in love with any of them, however, she has made
some deep friendships.  Women who fell in love with inmates
weren’t planning to, it just happened.  These men offer their
undivided attention, and that probably is part of the attraction.

We are no doubt dealing with a complex situation.  How do we
sort all that out and find an answer (even if it’s not the
definitive one)?

How to explain such behavior?

Like I often did in this article, I will go back to the dawn
of humanity to explain the behavior outlined in this section.

Evolutionary Psychology (E.P.) plays a central role here.
E.P. deals with old instincts we still carry from our primitive
days.  The woman who starts a relationship with an actual or
former inmate, or an abuser, is responding to an instinct as old
as the world.

In primitive times a woman chose the toughest male she could
get.  She had a better chance of surviving if her mate was as
vicious as possible.  Hers was a world inhabited by frightening
beasts and even more dangerous humans.  While not needed anymore,
such an instinct is acted upon by some modern women.  The reasons
are unclear.  Conceivably, environmental factors play a role in
reactivating old drives.

E.P. (in the context of this section) apply to men as well,
but in different ways.  I have come across weak men who have
married a strong woman to compensate.  She, at times, was the
steel core of the household; then again, she proved to be a real
hellion and made his life miserable.


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