BEAT 'EM, THEN ROOT 'EM
Much can be learned about human behaviour through studying chimps. New findings are definitely intriguing:
Male chimps are highly aggressive towards their female counterparts – sometimes using branches as clubs to beat them. The study found that male chimps are most aggressive towards the fecund females in their group. It also revealed that these males mated more with the females that they beat.What with all our forests being cut down, good beating sticks will soon be rarer than diamonds.
“We conclude that male-female aggression represents an evolved strategy to constrain female sexuality,” the authors say. They add that the males mainly used force to prevent the females from mating with other chimps.