For Americans over age 20, the average man is five inches taller than the average woman (5’9″ vs. 5’4″).
He’s 30 pounds heavier (196 pounds vs. 166 pounds), and he carries less body fat (18 percent vs. 24 percent), so he’s got about twice the upper-body strength (what he’d use to pick her up) and twice the grip strength (what he’d use to hold her down).
An average woman is as physically vulnerable to an average guy as a big guy (6’0″, 190 pounds) would be to the average NFL lineman (6’5″, 310 pounds)—which is to say, very vulnerable.
Every single day, women are surrounded by bigger, stronger, faster men who probably want to have sex with them and could take it by force.
The best (and funniest) explanation of this dynamic I’ve ever heard came from Louis C.K.:
The courage it takes for a woman to say yes [to a date with a man] is beyond anything I can imagine. A woman saying yes to a date with a man is literally insane, and ill-advised. How do women still go out with guys, when you consider the fact that there is no greater threat to women than men? We’re the number-one threat! To women! Globally and historically, we’re the number-one cause of injury and mayhem to women. We’re the worst thing that ever happens to them!
Most guys reading this right now are probably sitting there thinking, “WTF, I’ve never done any of that creepy shit. Don’t lump me in with those douchecanoes.” I agree. Most of you guys are solid dudes. You’re just suffering for the actions of the highly non-random sample of guys who hit on every woman in sight.
That’s why it’s so important to understand the world from a woman’s perspective.
Mi’iwi [that’s all]