XX and XY, to the common man these are nothing but two variables, but to anyone who has studied at least tenth standard biology, they represent one of greatest phenomenon of Mother Nature or in the words of the pious “God’s Masterpiece”, the opposite sex. After thousands of years of evolution, human kind is now one of nature’s greatest achievements and there is no doubt in the fact that human kind is on the top of the food chain. But if you take a closer look you’ll find that we are actually at civil war, a war popularly known as the ‘battle of the sexes’, with both genders trying desperately to get even higher up on the food chain. History tells of a time when there were female dominant societies and if we look at our cousins on the tree of evolution, we’ll find most, if not all apes have female dominant communities. Males might appear to have an upper hand at the moment but do we really? And is a dominant sex really necessary in today’s society.
There are twenty three pairs of chromosomes in the human cell, twenty two of which are identical in both males and females but it’s the twenty third pair that divides human kind into the male and female sexes. If you were to take a microscopic look at these chromosomes, you’d find that a female has to long chromosomes and a male has a long and a short one, the long chromosomes are given the alphabet ‘Y’ and the short one is given the alphabet ‘X’. These microscopic elements are what determine someone’s sex. As I said before a male has a one long ‘Y’ chromosome and one short ‘X’ chromosome, research has shown that the ‘X’ chromosome might be shrinking even more. Some say that there will come a time when the ‘X’ chromosome will completely disappear and with it, the male sex. Females will continue to exist and by the time natural selection deletes males, the female race might evolve new ways to reproduce, maybe some sort of asexual reproduction like pathogenesis. But one thing’s for sure, females are here to stay.
Most societies nowadays are male dominant, but it wasn’t always this way. The first clue about female dominant societies comes from God himself. If you take a look at most of ancient religions, you’d find that in almost all of them, a female occupies the central role. Take the Hellenes for example, the creation story in Greek myth starts with Gaea, a female goddess rising from the waters of chaos. Before the arrival of male dominance, the middle eastern people believed in a deity called ‘The Goddess’ and there are many others that have a female deity in centre. Homer in his epic of the Trojan War describes a nation of female warriors that came to Troy’s aid, The Amazons. The Amazon Nation was believed to be a highly female dominant society. So much so that men had a status that was far lower than a slave. Legend tells us that the right arm of a male would be mutilated beyond repair, so they couldn’t in any way rebel against their female masters. In fact males were only kept for breeding, if they weren’t needed for continuation of the human race; I doubt the male sex would exist right now. Reading such legends make me think, maybe it’s not such a good idea to empower the opposite sex.
The evolution theory presented by Charles Darwin is perhaps one of the greatest breakthroughs in biological sciences. He proposed that all living creatures descended from a common ancestor. In other words all living things are related to one another and if we were to be more specific, some organisms are more closely related to each other than others, like a mouse is closely related to a rabbit than pigeon. So according to the theory of evolution human kind belong to the family of Apes and if we were to study the society of our cousins on the evolutionary tree, we’d find that almost all of them have female dominant societies. In most cases, females of the society choose a male as the king but the king is more or less symbolical and can be easily replaced. We can learn a lot about early human civilization by studying our genealogical relatives. It’s highly probable that the early human societies resembled that of the Apes. It could’ve been a matriarchal society, where women would’ve been the Ultra-protected class and the voting class with men having limited rights.
But the past is the past and nowadays most of the known world has male dominant societies. Or so we think. If you take a closer look, women are the ones that are really dominant, think about it, man does all the hard labor and the women hardly has to lift to finger and just because there are males in the government don’t mean they don’t do women’s bidding, almost all countries have a 54% + women voter ratio. So according to basic rules of democracy and politics the leaders must do what’s best for the majority of the society, and the majority is the female specie. The Greek Billionaire Aristotle Onassis said “If women did not exist, all the money in the world would’ve no meaning”. What this means is that man does what he does not to dominate women but to please them. Most males willing give the fruits of their labor to women, whether it’s a mother or a wife. In the matriarchal Native American societies the punishment for man who raised his voice against a women was death much akin to the modern law in the U.K according to which a man can be arrested for raising his voice against a women but a women can even assault a man and she still won’t get adequate punishment. So women are the ultra-protected and voting class in the modern society, men don’t have similar rights and voila, The Female Dominant Society.
But I ask this from all of you, is a dominant sex really necessary in a society? If you ask me, I don’t think it is. Most human genesis stories say that human kind was created from clay and then the clay was cut into halves to create the opposite sexes. I think both sexes really complement each other; neither is complete without the other. So in theory a true human society should neither be dominated by males or females but both should have equal representation in every possible matter of life.