Women Subconsciously Try to Outdo Other Women During Ovulation

Pic: Augusto de Luca (CC)

Pic: Augusto de Luca (CC)

A research team at the UTSA College of Business discovered that during ovulation women become more competitive with other women.

Via MedNewsToday:

Researchers have found that during ovulation, women are subconsciously meaner to other females and aim to have a “higher standing” over them.

Furthermore, non-ovulating women were willing to share around 50% of their money with other women, while ovulating women were only willing to share about 25%.

Another experiment required women to make certain product choices. Their choices could either increase their individual financial gain or increase their financial gains in relation to other women.

In one example of this experiment, women were asked to indicate whether they would prefer to have a car worth $25,000 while other women received cars worth $40,000 (option A), or have a car worth $20,000 while other women received cars worth $12,000 (option B).

The investigators found that the majority of ovulating women chose option B because they wanted a car that would give them a “higher standing” over other women.

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  • SushiBushi

    It must be the patriarchal society norms that are influencing the women to behave in that way during ovaluation. I just need to figure out why and how.

    • Calypso_1

      The difficulties you are having in these areas are constructed around unresolved ovulation-envy and early expulsive conflicts with your mother over the proper use of female sanitary products.

      • SushiBushi

        Sounds scientifically reasonable.

        I heard there is a book made avaialbe to the public that is said to explain about how patriarchy is influencing women in their behaviours. I think the books name was 50 Shades of Grey or something.

        Perhaps I can get more information from there.

        • Calypso_1

          Subspace, though significant enough of a dimension for the conscious exploration of consenting individuals, is not an appropriate foundation for social organization.

          • SushiBushi

            Tell that to women, not me.

            Fast du verkar ju vara bög.

          • n0b0d1

            The fact that you base all of your facts about “women” on the habits of upper-middle-class. white, stay-at-home, suburban, house-wives…

            …explains quite a bit, actually.

    • n0b0d1

      I can’t even tell if this is some sort of joke, or if you’re just kind of bat-shit.

  • VaudeVillain

    Fun fact: gender equality means that women are just as capable of petty, sexist, selfish, and otherwise despicable behavior as men. As we work toward parity, the effect of these negative behaviors will necessarily increase.

    Get angry if you want to, I expect many will, but at the end of the day I respect women enough to accept that they can be assholes too.

    • Thurlow Weed

      Gender equality in my view is anything but women being capable of behaving like assholes; they were always able to do that trick same as men. Gender equality begins with codified laws that give men and women equal rights, and what evolves from that, notwithstanding patriarchy’s advantage of many years in shaping learned behavior, aka human nature, hopefully, will be equitable.

      • VaudeVillain

        Oh, I agree entirely, I just like to keep in mind that whenever anyone anywhere becomes more powerful that it will always enable them to do evil. You have to take the bad with the good, a lot of people out there want to pretend otherwise, and it causes all manner of ridiculous problems.

    • n0b0d1

      Why would anyone (sane) get angry about that? It seems straight-forward enough…

      To semi-second Thurlow, it’s not quite that women are capable of such behavior *because of gender equality*…it’s more like because of gender equality, you notice that women are “capable” of all of the usual human behaviors.

      • VaudeVillain

        “Why would anyone (sane) get angry about that?”

        None of my experience in dealing with humans has led me to believe that this question is ever relevant.

  • Damien Quinn

    What a competitive bitch you are, only willing to give away a quarter of your cash? Back to the kitchen with thee, lest your hormones infect the brandy, away damn you, vile succubus of the $12,000 auto gift!!

  • http://americancannibal.org/ American Cannibal

    A good way to soothe the Beast within Women during Ovulation is to promote more SEX. Fact: Orgasms reduce tension and competition. I vote for more sex with more varied sexual partners to help with this dire situation. This will also help balance the budget. Thanks

    • Calypso_1

      You have of course considered ovulatory synchronization to be a particularly fertile field for such endeavors.

      • http://americancannibal.org/ American Cannibal

        That’s why I like to date ladies as a group, as opposed to one-on-one.

        • kowalityjesus

          hahahaha

  • kowalityjesus

    Lesson to be learned, early-onset menopause is the only way to get a reliable workforce. Hello, ovary removal and Bokanovsky.

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