The most unlearnt lesson in history is that before medicine came along and fixed a lot of things had a death in childbirth rate of about 1 in 5. And that's per pregnancy, not per woman.
Women weren't educated in just about every society? It's not because of some patriarchal boogeyman, it's because most women would be dead by 25.
Why were people so willing to risk death to go off on foreign adventures and fight strangers? Because chances are, you weren't getting any, couldn't get any, and your opportunities for getting some were slim. If you conquer a new land you can bring back a war bride, and if you lose, well, problem's over that way too.
It means that demographic growth is extremely slow, once you add in infant mortality, and it's why men have always been viewed as so much more expendable than women, as well as why women have to be protected in traditional societies, often to the point of imprisoning them in the home. You don't have a lot of leeway for females to give up their chances of squirting out more babies before they kick the bucket.
The sociological effects of higher female mortality and the consequent demographics of renaissance on backwards societies are almost universally ignored.
Even accounting for child birth mortality women still had higher life expectancy than men throughout history. Do you really think if you traveled back to the middle ages you wouldn't be able to find any women over say 30? Gender ratios and life expectancy have always favored women.
>>678075 I don't recall the brits being as big on forced conversions, mass killings or the sacking of temples in order to erect their places of worship, but if only white people can be villains, so be it.
>>678085 In medieval florence it was 29.5 years life expectancy for women, 28.5 years for men. Even in shithole african countries like the congo where child birth is high there are more women than men and a higher life expectancy for women. In fact thats true for basically all southern african countries that aren't muslim.
>>678275 He claims that few women lived past 30 even accounting for infant mortality when total life expectancy after infancy in those days was well into your 60s. Men would have to be living to 120 to come up with a skewed average like that.
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