Female sneakiness refers to the general attribute of human females being generally (even) sneakier than the males.
Causes[edit | edit source]
Female sneakiness likely derives from sex differences in parental investment causing women to be weaker and dependent, meaning there is evolutionary pressure for women to develop certain strategies to extract resources from men and others such as lying, manipulation and stealing. Female sneakiness may also be regarded as a neoteneous trait as children are also often held less responsible for their own actions, thus one finds them more likely getting away with lies, reaffirming their solipsism. But conversely, neoteny can be regarded as a sneaky trait, as it ensures getting resources without doing anything. Women also had higher reproductive success throughout human history, so they more likely reproduced no matter how poorly they behaved. Men, on the other hand, may have been more selected for cooperation.
Evidence[edit | edit source]
Examples of female sneakiness include:
- Pouting and crying: Women cry on average four times as much as men and more intensely. In one study, women were reported to more often use crying as a means of manipulation, though without taking into account the women-are-wonderful effect, i.e. such behavior may go underreported as people may not associate women with bad/sneaky behavior in hindsight.
- Intimate partner violence: It appears that when women do not get what they want they may even become violent which may explain why they initiate intimate partner violence actually more often than men.
- Kleptomania: The pathological urge to steal (kleptomania) is twice as common among women, and that does not even take into account that women are overall held to lower standards, more readily forgiven and less often required to extract resources themselves.
- Histrionic personality disorder: Histrionic personality disorder is about 8 times more common in females. Histrionic means "excessively theatrical or dramatic in character or style", which points to a emotionally charged, irrational and manipulative mode of communication. A similar disorder is borderline personality disorder, which is also more commonly observed in women. Relatedly, mood and anxiety disorders are 2-3 times more common in females, and women are much more likely than men to fall victim of mass hysteria which may also be neotenous adaptations to appear needy to men.
- Free meals: As many as 23-33% of women have gone on dates only to get a free meal.
- Lying: The scientific consensus suggest there is no noteworthy overall sex difference in lying frequency per social interaction and only minor contextual differences, however, it seems nobody thought of the obvious possibility that liars lie about their lying. Examples of female lying include their downplaying of their number of past sexual partners. Women also lie more when judging art which is in line with their agreeableness/confrontation avoidance.
- Makeup: Another means of manipulating used by women is aesthetically enhancing their facial appearance and neoteny using paint so as to conceal their true genetics.
- Virtue signaling: Women also more often than men virtue signal, i.e. lie about things to appear virtuous, kind and to avoid anger (which is a facet of agreeableness which they also score higher on). E.g. in interviews asked whether they'd date virgin males, women would typically decline and state the lack of sexual technique and experience as reason, as can be seen in the videos on teen love pill. The real reason is, however, that male adult virgins are losers. (This, at least, holds true in free-mating context as there virginity is in part decided by male competition. Free mate choice is, however, less common and natural for modern humans compared to arranged marriage.)
- Female orgasm: Women commonly fake their orgasm, with as many as 80% of women doing moaning without having an orgasm, and 46% admitting they had faked orgasms.
- Disloyalty: Women have been observed to be disloyal to their home country, which as been suggested to be explained in terms of evolutionary psychology by the fact that women could historically marry into the conquering group, also increasing sexual variety, chiefly because inter-group conflict was commonly decided by the relative availability of fertile women.
- Gossip: Women are a lot more gossipy than men, e.g. they talk much more than men in the private, much of which likely serves their intrasexual competition with other women, sneakily denigrating the reputation of their frenemies, giving rise to the queen bee syndrome.
- Backup partners: Women (as well as men) often cultivate backup partners in their social circle so they can easily monkey branch if their current relationship goes south. As many as 20-40% of women admitted to cultivating a backup partner, but unlike men, all women always have multiple options at hand due to the great male horniness surplus.
- Whoring: Women frequently feign sexual willingness to incite male interest, competition or investment, exploiting the male horniness surplus. This occurs consciously or even subconsciously presumably as an adaptive behavioral bias. Examples of such behavior include wearing leggings in combination with high heels that arch the lower back in a way that mammals and other females universally use to signal receptivity, what is called lordosis posture.
- Denial of sexuality: Women will often claim that wearing tight pants or a revealing top has no sexual connotation, either because they really are oblivious to all the horny men (which is unlikely as women are not stupid) or because they are just sneaky and want to undisturbedly continue their whoring to get men's sexual attention and investment.
- Rape fantasies: Even though many women regularly have rape fantasies, hybristophilia and scelerophilia, they will nonetheless declare even mild forms of rape as some of the worst crimes imaginable (even though moderate adversity actually makes people stronger). What's worse, up to 10% of rape allegations are estimated to be false. There are anecdotes of women using false rape allegations as a means of squashing unwanted approaches or to get out of relationships they do not desire.
- Feminism: Many in the manosphere have suggested that feminism (apart from political entryism) is a sneaky way of women to re-organize the world to their advantage under the veil of fighting inequality. Examples of sneaky feminist claims include that women would be disadvantaged, when clearly they are not. For example, U.S. women have greater purchasing power than men. Before their first child women have the same income as men. Women earning more than men are also actually unhappy as summarized in the hypergamy article.
- General intelligence: There is no sex difference in general intelligence (even though men score higher in some IQ tests), with women even scoring higher in aspects of verbal intelligence. This means that there are extremely intelligent sneaky women who have the ability to outsmart, rip off and delude most men (presumably especially through verbal manipulation).
National Scruples And Lies Survey 2004[edit | edit source]
The British women's magazine That's Life! conducted an informal survey of 5,000 British women, published in 2004. They found the following:
- 96% admitted to lying.
- 45% admitted to telling "little white lies" on a daily basis.
- 84% said they could lie with a clear conscience (mostly justified as sparing other people's feelings, agreeableness).
- 83% admitted to telling "big, life-changing lies" (13% saying they did so frequently).
- 50% would lie about who is her baby’s real father in order to keep their current partner.
- 24% of women would have a baby without their partner's consent.
- 42% would lie about contraception in order to get pregnant.
- 31% would lie about having a sexual disease (65% among single women).
- 45% said they told "little white lies" most days.
- 78% said they would pass off a second-hand gift as a new present.
- 50% have lied about a Christmas card being "lost in the post".
- 27% said they would tell a man if he was hopeless in bed (but 36% would gossip about it with their friends).
- 50% would flatter a man if he asked them about his looks (46% would tell the "brutal truth").
- 61% would want their partners to be "brutally honest" if they asked them "do I look fat?" or "do you think my best friend’s attractive?".
- 54% admitted stealing sweets or chocolates.
- 23% would "sneak a bottle or two" home if they were invited to a party by a well-off friend.
- 57% admitted to stealing something (25% from their parents).
- 38% say they would marry purely for money.
- 46% they had faked orgasms.
- 55% admitted claiming they were tired, had a headache, or felt ill to "get out of lovemaking".
- 19% of women with a long-term partner said they had cheated on him.
- 30% of all women have had an affair with a married man.
- 68% said they did not trust their partner.
- Victims/targets of female lying: Romantic partners (70%), friends (65%), parents (64%), customers and clients (58%) and bosses (57%).
More insights into female sneakiness:
- 38% say they would marry purely for money.
- 23% would allow their man to sleep with another woman for £50,000.
- 5% had sex with their boss.
- 70% would change their minds about leaving a boring man if he won the lottery
- 52% would excuse a man whispering the name of a different girl during sex.
- 82% would not tolerate their partner having a homosexual relationship.
- 31% of women said they would be prepared to have sex on a plane with a sexy stranger.
Interestingly, the percentage on stealing bottles of wine well-off friends roughly agrees with the percentage on getting "free meals on dates" from the peer-reviewed study mentioned above and they arguably have a similar degree of severity/inappropriateness. Therefore, the percentages found in this survey can be regarded as fairly credible.
Memes and videos[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- DePaulo, B. M., Kashy, D. A., Kirkendol, S. E., Wyer, M. M., & Epstein, J. A. (1996). Lying in everyday life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 70(5), 979–995. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-35184.108.40.2069
- Kathy L. Bell & Bella M. DePaulo. 1996. Liking and Lying. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 18:3, 243-266. [Abstract] [FullText]
- Laura T. Coffey (Sep 23, 2009). "Do high heels empower or oppress women?". TODAY msnbc.com.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Sexual conflict
- Fake depression
- Female solipsism
- Women-are-wonderful effect
- Femme fatale
- Virtue signaling