Legal systems and sexual economics

By Serge Kreutz

Sophisticated economics is what sets humans apart from other animals. All interactions in human societies can be understood as trade. Not only goods and services are traded, but also emotions. Many women think: if a man really loves me, then I will also love him, and let him have it.

The “it” is sex. Sure, women enjoy sex as much as men. But they are also in better control of their sexual needs. If compared to the number of men who look for new sexual opportunities, the sexuality of young and attractive women is in short supply.

Thus, the sexuality of young and attractive women becomes a resource that can be traded for other benefits, including material gains, protection from danger, and emotional commitment.

Women, just like oil exporting countries, have a collective interest to keep the value of their resources high, and to even increase it further. The ideology for this is feminism.

Women also compete with women for male resources, so it’s not all solidarity. But one may not realistically expect that women are opposed to legal measures that give them a stronger position to trade their sexual resources.

Therefore, when it comes to legislation that protects female sexuality, women are in favor of ever stricter laws.

Western legal systems have long been biased against men. This is mathematically evident. Theoretically, the criminal laws of a code apply equally to men and women. But women can always count on sympathy. Men can’t.

And then there are laws that deal with sexuality, from sexual harassment to rape. These laws nowadays may be formulated in gender-neutral language. But in practice, of course, they are applied against men only. Whenever, if ever, men file rape charges against women, it’s a matter of amusement, not of crime. By contrast, when men get entangled in sexual laws, it’s worse than being tried for murder. It’s a legal risk women never face.

Trying to change the anti-male legal bias in Western democracies is not a promising strategy. In practical terms, it’s a waste of time.

A more promising strategy for Western men is to migrate into Third World or traditional societies where the sexual market value of comparatively rich Western men is immensely higher, and to leave Western women with their overpriced sexuality behind.

It’s standard wisdom to do commerce where on controls the market. It applies to sexual economics just as it does to any kind of trade.