What if women had the power of a female praying mantis?
What would life be like if since the dawn of humans, women were like praying mantes and killed 20% of their lovers after sex?
Let that power sink in for a second. Men, you get to have sex and not only are you incredibly grateful for it, you show her the decency and love she deserves, and she allows you to live. That should eradicate the sexual entitlement pretty quickly.
Man and Woman are making out. Passion is high. Sweat pours off of them, clothes fly off- he reaches for a condom.
Woman: I don't want to.
Man: Come on, you already got me going. That's not fair.
Woman: Fine, let's go, but you have a 20% chance of being killed afterward.
Man contemplates for a second (because let's be honest)
Man: You're right, we shouldn't. Is Colbert on?
Through generational memory and instinct, man would naturally be submissive, nay, respectful. I'm not talking about you Southern gents who open the door for a lady, probably looking around to see if anyone saw you, I'm referring to the entire human race across all six continents. Men would have to be reverent toward women rather than be entitled to them. How equal would the world be then?
Imagine, at what point in history would this this practice of women killing her lover be frowned upon? Victorian age. Eh Maybe? Marriage arrangements would sure be different. Women would be less like property and bargaining tools. When would it be outlawed? The 19th century? And in what parts of the world now would it still be tolerated? The Middle-East? In many parts of the animal kingdom the females are dominant. Respect would be more prevalent in society when after consensual sex a lover could still decapitate the man. This one tweak in the interpersonal communication between sexes could drastically alter history and the current state of the world as we know it. Would it automatically be better? The quick answer is yes, careful though, absolute power corrupts absolutely. I am not advocating for violence now, but Genghis Khan would not have been the conqueror/rapist that he was.
If only that damn saber-tooth tiger wasn’t so dangerously lurking outside the cave...