"Among the ancient Scots women followed the army and cruelly mutilated the prisoners." - The Unknown History of Misandry
I have mentioned Thomas Berger’s wonderful novel about Indians, Little Big Man (it’s his most famous novel and was made into a movie in the late ‘60s starring Dustin Hoffman). Berger had done his homework about Indian culture, especially the Cheyenne.
Although Berger never came out and said it, his examples about torture were the women cutting their enemies’ bellies open and unwinding their guts. It was an example of “show, not tell.”
One of my posters made the comment that Indians used their women as torturers. That reminded me that when some prisoner is tortured for information women were not used to torture them.
Why? They enjoyed it too much.
That’s been my experience too. Some women – not all, of course – enjoy hurting people. They’re sadists, and they don’t even know it. Or rationalize it.
Again, why? Maybe because they’re big children. That’s been noticed by a lot of men throughout history.
Schopenhauer has a famous essay about women being big children. Lord Chesterfield wrote a famous letter to his son about it.
Children’s brains aren’t anywhere near being mature. And sometimes they can be very sadistic (I can remember, when I was a little kid, one friend who would stick firecrackers in a frog’s mouth and blow them up).
Little kids – at least some of them – can be very sadistic. And obviously they enjoy it. It reminds me of a comment supposedly by John Locke – “The evil man is the child grown strong.”
I’ve even known “adult” women who were sadistic. They never knew it, of course. They also rationalized it, of course.
For that matter, aren’t most of the complaints in the Manosphere about women being sadistic?
Men may kill, but women torture.