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Women don’t trust fertile friends?

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Womansmile_3Women may keep their partners away from other women who are at the peak of their fertility to avoid having them poached.

Psychologists at the University of Arizona have found that even looking at a photograph of an ovulating woman is enough to trigger a protective response. (How could they tell from the photograph? Do women just know these things?)

And the better looking the rival or more desirable the partner the further women will go to protect their own.

The researchers even compared the phenomenon to the way men in islamic societies “isolate & sequester” female members at home away from prying eyes. Well that’s one point of view but probably says more about the way Islam regards women as second-class citizens and the husband’s property.

They suggest there may be evolutionary advantages dating from when having a male partner, albeit a distractible one, was essential for…

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