The first five books of the Bible, called the , are considered by today’s scholars to have been a political tract written centuries after the alleged events occurred. It was like the taught to today’s schoolchildren as a way to cultivate blind obedience to the state. Early Israel and Judah were tiny kingdoms in the hills, sandwiched between Assyria and Egypt, which were warring regional powers. Israel was destroyed about 722 BCE after the Israeli king defied the Assyrian king, and ten of Israel’s tribes were forcibly relocated by Assyria and became lost to history. The Assyrians forcibly relocated more than four million people. Those “lost tribes” became the focus of for millennia. Writing the Pentateuch was an understandable effort to help Israelites survive, as a kind of nationalistic parable. The New Testament and Koran were also written long after the alleged events, accompanied by huge political battles over what the official story would be. Whatever divine inspiration Jesus may have had access to, ("" (AKA "") is perhaps the most enlightened message ever given to humanity), or other figures in Judeo-Christian or Islamic tales, what certain is that priesthoods and rulers shamelessly distorted them to serve their agendas of amassing and maintaining wealth and power, in a pattern that and lasts to this day.
The explains plenty, and one reality is that women will always have a genetic investment in their offspring no matter who the fathers are. As civilizations rose and , they all had enhanced reproductive rights (many wives, harems, etc.), and many women found the situation tolerable and even attractive, although there could be coercion in the unions and there are many obvious disadvantages to being a "kept" woman. However, being a wife/concubine for an elite man usually meant a pretty good life and children being provided for. The biggest losers in such societies were non-dominant men, who had diminished procreation opportunities (and eunuchs guarded harems, for instance). With the rise of DNA testing, a repeating dynamic is seen: when one people at a higher economic level (energy use) encountered another, the women from the poorer culture bred with the men from the richer culture, and men from the poorer culture began vanishing from the gene pool. It is particularly noticeable among agriculturalist expansions into hunter-gatherer lands, such as the and from the Fertile Crescent into Europe and North Africa, and seems to be implicated in the spread of Mesoamerican farmers into the USA's Southwest. The general pattern during the Neolithic Expansion seems to have been farmers migrating to arable land and establishing agricultural communities that were surrounded by hunter-gatherers, and it seems more common that the farmer populations expanded and displaced (the men)/absorbed (the women) the hunter-gatherer population than hunter-gatherers learned agriculture. After a career of studying human migrations, Peter Bellwood had this to say about what motivated them:
There are dry and wet seasons in the tropical rainforests where and live, and they must seasonably change their diets to adapt to available foods. Beyond those rainforests, seasonal variation is more pronounced and, once the easy meat was gone, people survived by engaging in the hunter-gatherer lifestyle familiar to today’s humans. A sexual division of labor existed: men hunted and women gathered. Men had the strength and speed required to hunt wary animals, particularly large game, while women were less mobile, partly due to caring for children.
In this article, the author said, parent are too pampering and humor their children, so their children cannot learn how to achieve goals in their life, and their children cannot feel success and failure.
Especially among parents and children.
He forswears his self-pity athaving been a neglected child, a parentless boy, and takes onfully the role of parent himself -- to the monster (he listens),and to his men (he turns back).
Communication between parent and child has always been important.
Cairney and Munsie believe that by using the Talk to a Literacy Learner program (TTALL) they can break down the barriers between home and school “to enable both teachers and parents to understand the way each defines, values, and uses literacy as part of cultural practices.” (Cairney & Munsie, 1...
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While much of the focused research is on the child victim, and rightfully so, there remains another much less talked about victim: the non-abusive parent....