This text is by far the longest, the most complex and the most difficult to understand text of all the texts which I have written for the project and idea which I am trying to promote. I am not showing any consideration in this text at all for people who are not smart, who don't have a profound interest in understanding the deeper motivations, forces and causes which are at work in the equine industry or when humans meet horses, nor for people who don't know or care about anything that truly matters in relation to horses. This is just a factual, hands-down summary and explanation, of some of the complex forces, motivations and issues that are at work between humans and horses, how they are at work, and why in my view that all matters and in fact, necessitates the creation of a facility, or of several facilities such as I propose with my Living Among Horses project or idea. In this regard, this text is aimed not at beginners or laymen, but at experts who don't want to read simply, shallow promotional slogans such as: 'It would be really good for horses and for people.'
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I am a stupid little man. And I have a stupid little idea.
At least, that's what most people think. And maybe they are right?
Well, if that's true, then that at least explains, why I think I need tell the world about it, right?
My idea involves horses and women, so if you don't like these subjects, perhaps you want to stop here.
In this text, I am critical of women. Some people will probably even say that I am bashing women, although that is not my intention.
Now why would I, or anyone else in that matter, criticize women?
After all, women are the helpless victims and better-people, who never do anything wrong, right? The fact that women sometimes are victims means, that that is all a woman can ever be. A helpless victim and never anything else. Right? So anyone saying anything else, or perhaps even criticizing women, would have to be pretty stupid, right?
Well, didn't I just say that?
That really is what a lot of people think about me. That I am stupid. And I admit, that certainly is one explanation, as to why I might seem to be 'bashing' on women. There is however, also another explanation. But that other explanation is a lot more complex, harder to understand and a lot harder to explain. That's why a lot of people don't care about it. It does however deliver solutions, or possible solutions, to rather complex problems, which the first explanation doesn't even touch or know about.
Because this other explanation is complex, let me start off with a brief summary, as to why I mention, and ultimately, even criticize women here. Just to put this all into perspective. If you've read any of my other texts about my idea, you will know, that it is basically about increasing respect for horses, by fighting horse castration, by creating a new kind of facility for tourists, where adult stallions are kept appropriate to the species in natural groups, and where they are given the conditions that they need, to promote themselves. To promote protection and respect for horses, for their nature and their rights themselves, instead of having people doing that for them.
Now, what would that have to do with women? A lot. First off, women pretty much rule the horse world. The horse world is driven by women and their love of horses. At least under the hood. While there might be a few men who have leading positions, like everywhere in life (thanks to testosterone), it is the large masses of women interested in horses that drives the horse world and keeps it going. And a lot has changed in the horse world in the last 20 years, for the better, thanks to women. And particularly thanks to their interest in softer and more kind training methods.
However, training is still training, and, as I will argue here, there is one particular problem, one obstacle, where women are not a remedy or a solution for horses, but rather part of the problem. There is one thing, where being a woman does not help around or for horses. And this one thing, despite all the soft and new, better training methods that women and their interests have helped bring into existence, has directly to do with respect. Respect for the horse on a deeper level. On a very deep level. As a matter of fact, at its core.
I will argue here, that respect and sexual mutilation, the cutting off of entire sexual organs, from a healthy horse's body, in other words castration, do not go together.
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Castration and Respect
Castration is a very wide-spread practice with horses. And as we all know, it's mostly women who keep horses and are interested in horses these days. So if a lot of horses are being castrated today, as we also all know is a fact, really, we cannot exclude women from blaming for this and for the responsibility for this. After all, the horse world caters to their needs and interests. The rise of soft training methods in the last 20 years is just one example for this. A positive one. So if horses are still castrated by the masses today, that must mean, that women really don't care about it. At least not as much as about softer training methods. And that's exactly what I discovered in the 25 years, in which I have been fighting against castration of horses. In fact, I discovered, that it's even worse: Most women, at least those who think they know about horses, are for castration, often even very vehemently, and not against it. At least for males.
When I discovered that most women, at least those who believe they know about horses, and therefore, as one would assume, like or even love horses, are actually for, and not against castration of horses, I started to ask myself why is this? Certainly it wasn't self-evident, at least not for me.
While there are certainly also men in the horse industry who are for the castration of horses, this, unlike with women, is often a mere business attitude. It's just good for business: More horse castrations means more easy to subdue horses, that means more horse owners, that means more customers, and that means more money. Unlike for women, being for castration is not a true, inner conviction for these men. It's just business.
In general though, what I found, and that's my point here, there are a lot more men, a lot, lot more, than women, that are against castration. They usually just don't speak up about it. Unlike me I guess.
Why is this? Is it really just Freudian 'Castration Angst', as the women who are for castration claim? I didn't think so, and this is where things got hazy, more difficult, and the obstacles to climb quite a bit higher. More complex.
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Castration and Sexuality
Castration directly has to do with sexuality. It is, after all, basically the removal or at least severe crippling of (male) sexuality. And, when it comes not only to male sexuality, but to sexuality in general, I discovered, that there are huge differences, in how men and how women perceive and experience sexuality. And consequentially, what they think about sexuality.
Men generally perceive sexuality as something very positive, because it gives them very, very positive feelings. Women on the other hand however are a lot more critical of sexuality. A lot more! Especially of male sexuality, because they often fear rape and blame (male) sexuality for it. And a lot of women aren't fans of menstrual problems either. Something which men simply don't know, let alone experience. So, despite the fact that we keep praying and promoting that there are no differences at all between men and women, really, at least in the area of sexuality, there do seem to be some pretty big differences in several aspects. And I can only assume, that these differences have to do directly with the differences between male and female sexuality and what the different biological roles of males and females are in reproduction.
Now what does this mean? If there are differences between men and women, at least in the area of sexuality, and these differences really matter when it comes to what we think about sexuality, and therefore, also what we think about castration, including horse castration, perhaps we do need to talk about these differences after all. Not because I want to bash women, but because sexuality, and what we think about it, and how we perceive it, as something positive or something negative, has a deciding impact, on what we think about castrating, and therefore sexually mutilating others. Such as horses. And, as I said I will argue, castration I believe, has a huge impact on respect. Horse castration therefore on respect for horses. The point is, this is exactly what women don't seem to understand. And therefore, what they must be taught. Not in a negative manner or by lecturing, as this text here might be, but with a real-life facility such as my idea is about.
So this is the summary, what the reason is for talking about women here. It's not to bash women, and it's not really a sideline either. Talking about women really is not completely irrelevant. Because it is not irrelevant when talking about sexuality. And if you talk about castration, you must also talk about sexuality, because those two subjects are closely related to each other. And castration is not irrelevant for respect. Again, because those two things also, are closely related to each other. You do not castrate what you respect. So if you talk about respect for the horse, you must also talk about castration. And, that's what this idea of mine is exactly about: About increasing respect for horses.
Alright, so that was the summary and explanation, why I talk about women. They matter for horses, they matter for castration, and that matters for respect. If you're still here, let me say and explain all of this again. This time however, I will start all this from the beginning:
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Horses and the Animals that we love
I have been interested in animals and their protection and rights most of my life. When fighting for animals, their rights and for respect for them, some animals are more important than others, because we humans like them better than others, or because they are closer to us.
For instance, if you wish to tell people that they shouldn't kill animals needlessly, don't try to argue your case with mosquitoes or ticks. It's the same reason, as why the Na'vi in James Cameron's movie 'AVATAR' are beautiful and sympathetic, and not ugly black globs. The more we like an animal, the more likely it is that we will respect it and treat it well. That's why the most loved animals have a key role in animal protection. They lead the way for other animals. If we don't treat the animals that we love well, then there is no chance that we will ever treat any other animal well. Especially those that we don't love as much or don't feel as close to. That's why it is essential, that at least those animals which are closest to us and which people love the most, that at least those are really treated very well and respected.
One of the most popular and most loved animals, while also still quite common and therefore known among humans, is the horse. I believe the horse therefore has a very important role, a key role or a lead-role in animal protection. If we don't treat horses right and respect them, an animal which we love more than most others, the chances are very slim that any other animal might get treated right or respected.
And when it come to protecting animals, I believe respect is the key element to protect them from abuse, any kind of abuse. If people respect animals, they will seek to learn about them and their needs and interests, and treat them right, out of their own accord, without being held to do so by any law. I believe that is the best way. So in short, I believe that of all animals, horses play a key role in animal protection and that respect is the single most important element for protecting animals. In other words, I believe respect for horses is essential and extremely important for animal protection. If respect for horses can be increased, I believe that will rub off to just about any other animal as well, at least a little bit, simply because there are so many people who like and own horses. I believe that the attitude of all the many horse people and horse fans that there are, towards horses, will have a lasting effect on society and its attitude towards animals as a whole.
So if respect for horses is so especially important for animal protection, just because horses are so popular and loved so much, how can respect for them be increased or guaranteed? The problem with respect of course is, that you can't measure it or see it or smell it. You can only guess at how big or small it must be, based on what people do or don't do. And here the problem is, that people are very good at denying things which they don't want other people, or even themselves, to realize. Such as lacking respect. So if someone does not respect a horse, he or she will not say it out loud. You will never meet anyone involved in horses, who admits that he or she disrespects horses, abuses them or that any horse ever suffered any wrong at his or her hands.
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Respect, the Lack thereof and its Manifestations
There are millions of ways how horses can be abused and are, on a daily basis. Just look at what's done to them in equestrian sports, how they are kept wrong, in single detention in box stalls all their life, etc. The problem with all these forms of abuse and lacking respect is, that they are hard to prove and pinpoint. People can and certainly do always say and claim, that they were just doing what they thought was best and what everybody else was doing. It's the group effect. Copycat behavior and ignorance are the downsides of 'social competence'. The mentality of ignorance and of justifying abuse and disrespect by just doing what everybody else is doing, is very typical for the human social animal. And it can grow to enormous proportions when allowed to fester and not corrected. And the longer you don't correct a bad development, the harder it gets. This is true not just in regards to animals, but also in regards to other humans. The holocaust in Nazi Germany stands as probably the most extreme example and reminder for this side of human nature.
When human beings disrespect other humans, or animals, and ignore their interests and rights, and justify this by saying they are just doing what everybody else is doing, they need to be woken up. Almost literally. It's really quite like with the holocaust: To wake people up, you must confront them with those forms of lacking respect and abuse, which are the most obvious, the most glaring and the hardest to deny and ignore away. In the example of Nazi Germany, as said, this was certainly the holocaust and the gassing of 6 million Jews, homosexuals, mentally impaired people and other minorities. The Nazi regime certainly did countless other things, smaller things that were not right as well, but to teach people about Nazis and their lacking respect for humans, we talk and teach about their biggest crimes and about the biggest and most obvious things that they did wrong. Such as the holocaust.
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Castration, the visible Tip of the Iceberg
What does this have to do with respect for horses and animal protection? Quite a lot, actually. Because lacking respect for horses is often hidden in many small things which people deem to be or rationalize away as supposedly being 'ok'. Such as just leaving the horse in the box stall a little too long. Little things that are justified away by arguments of just doing what everybody else is doing. Much like many smaller crimes of Nazis which many Germans ignored, the only way to really wake people up, is to confront them with the most obvious, the most undeniable and the most glaring forms of lacking respect. Those forms of lacking respect, that can't be denied and that everybody knows - or should know, that they are just that: Lacking respect. That's why the Nazis specifically kept it a secret from their own population that they were gassing people by the millions.
Much like there were more clear and less clear crimes of the Nazis, with horses too, and that's the point I am trying to make here, there are more clear and less clear forms and manifestations of lacking respect. And to wake people up, you really need to confront them with the most clear and obvious ones, those that are blatantly visible and the most undeniable. But with that, I don't mean those very rare forms of lacking respect, which are very extreme and with which there is a wide acceptance that they are wrong. For instance, a mentally ill person who literally tortures a horse to death, is horrible for the horse in question of course. But if all of society agrees, that that is horrible and person is severely punished for such a crime, that is a lot less bad for animal protection and for respect for animals as a whole, because everyone agrees that that is wrong and cannot in any way ever serve as a model for correct treatment of animals.
However, when a certain form of animal abuse is widely accepted and rationalized away, as supposedly not wrong at all and completely 'normal', and then carried out by the millions, much like the gassing of millions of people by the Nazis, that's when abuse has a really huge and serious impact on respect as a whole. That's problematic and that's when something needs to be done.
And here, there is such a form and manifestation of lacking respect, which stands out more clearly and undeniable above all others, like the visible tip of an iceberg, that hides 90% of its true size and bulk submerged below visibility in the water. Something that is done by the masses, and rationalized away, as supposedly completely 'harmless' and 'normal', while in truth it clearly is a very serious and undeniable form of violence, abuse and crime against animals, their rights, their interests and their dignity. What is it? It is the bloody mutilation, the cutting off of entire organs from a healthy horse's body, while it is still alive, just to make its use and abuse, in other words, its function as a slave, a little more easy and convenient for human beings. These are organs with millions of nerve cells, a strong blood circulation and very essential and important functions in the life of the animals in question. If you haven't guessed it by now, of course I'm talking about castration. About the popular severe sexual and bodily mutilation done to horses by the masses and on a daily basis in western countries today.
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Women and their Sexuality
What does all this have to do with women? Quite a lot, although it might not be obvious at first sight. Let me explain:
Have you ever heard that women supposedly prefer soft men?
Well, I can confirm, it certainly is true: Women like to be in control and control others. Every man knows that. Many more than they might want to admit. Just look at how much they enjoy riding and controlling horses. Visit any equestrian event where the main purpose, the 'sport' is riding and controlling another sentient, living being. And soft men just make that possible a lot better and easier for women, than hard men.
However, scientific studies have revealed, that sexually, at least during the fertile period of their menstrual cycle, women feel drawn to and much more prefer not soft men, but the exact opposite: Real, 'tough' men. Big, strong, aggressive men with a lot of muscles and a lot of testosterone. Criminals. Unshaved men who, of all men, they can probably control the very least. - With the exception perhaps, of getting them pregnant.
At first sight, this may seem like a contradiction. Why do women and especially feminists insist so vehemently, that they like soft men who they can commandeer around, but when it comes to sex and choosing a mate, it's the exact opposite? If women like to be in control so much, why are they drawn to men who are the hardest to control, are the most aggressive and have the most testosterone? At least during their fertile period? That seems contradictory, doesn't it?
The answer is quite simple of course: Women's sexuality! They want the apple and the bread! They want to have their cake and eat it! They want the biggest, strongest, most fiercest and aggressive male for sex, and, at the same time, they want him under their full control! Its' that simple. You know how women are afraid, right? Well, guess what: Control is the best remedy against being scared! They want the biggest, meanest and strongest man, but at the same time, they also want to control and dominate him like he were a tame little mouse.
Well, with men, as we all know, unfortunately for women, this wish often doesn't come true. Unfortunately, it seems nature saw fit to equip men with own interests and an own will. That's why so many couples break up in western countries, now that women don't need men to assure their livelihood anymore. Several things happen at once here: First, as a relationship ages, the sexual attraction starts to fade, probably on both sides, for men and women. When women are not attracted anymore, all the more will they want to be able to at least be in control. After all, what other pleasure does a woman have? It's certainly not sex. At least not like for men. And when men are no longer attracted to women, they can't be controlled with their need for sex as easily anymore either. Withholding sex to coerce a man to do your bidding, just doesn't work as well with a man who is no longer sexually attracted, as it does with one who just freshly fell in love. So when sexual attraction fades, at the end of the day, there is often just not enough control for women. And usually even significantly less than there was in the beginning of a relationship. So women break up most relationships, as statistics show, and I believe, this at least in part, is because they lack the control that they want. The only way for a man to keep a woman, it's well known among men, is to give her or make her a child, or better, several children. Then she can control the hell out of them. At least while they're still young. Often that's the only thing that can set a woman at ease.
Now here's the point: Women's strong natural desire and instinct to control, as well as their sexuality-induced attraction to big, strong, masculine and aggressive males with a lot of testosterone, at least during the fertile period of their menstrual cycle, also explains one of the greatest mysteries to men: Women's supposedly 'magical' attraction to horses.
There's really not that much magic involved, but all the more sexuality. Much, much more than women like to admit. - As a side-note: Just be really careful here, not to project male sexuality onto women. That would be incorrect. When I say women's attraction to horses has a lot to do with sexuality, that has nothing at all to do with any kind of interest in any kind of physical acts of sex, as is typical for males, for testosterone and for their sexuality. Women surprisingly often lack this entirely. Despite that, or perhaps because of it, the true reason for their attraction to horses, and their use of horses really is a sexuality-induced motivation. And that is one of the reasons, one that is strongly suppressed by horse women, why they are so extremely touchy and allergic to the subject of horse castration. At least in a critical and objective context. Because castration, even of a horse, has something to do with sexuality. And talking about sexuality - even if it's just the horse's - openly, honestly and not in a neglecting and derogatory manner, as is so common among horse women, has the great danger and potential, to also reveal some very keenly suppressed things about the truth of their attraction to horses. It might just make it impossible, to continue to suppress and lie about some very important things about their attraction to horses. And that could be a life-changing event for most horse women. And I don't have to tell you, how much people in general fear and try to avoid life-changing events.
Horses, stallions even a little more than mares and geldings, are much more male-appearing, have much stronger and louder male key stimuli for the female brain, such as sheer size, strength and muscles, than the bodies of mere men. Horses are bigger, stronger, faster and more muscular, and thus more male-appearing, more masculine to women's instincts, than any man could ever be. And women's instincts really do dig this and pick this up. Big time. Believe me. A horse to a woman, is like the proverbial nymph to a man. Just irresistible and inexplicable! And as if that weren't enough already, horses can also be controlled and dominated, almost without any limit, where men cannot. Because horses are not human beings, but only animals, in other words, beings with the status of slaves, they are controllable by whatever means conceivable or imaginable! My goodness, how perfect for women and their needs! Or at least, that's what women think. - In reality, horses, especially stallions, turn out to be a lot less controllable, particularly by women, than most women want. To their dismay, much like many men... But the 'culprit' of that typical kind of unwanted behavior in males is found soon enough. And unlike with men, in horses, it's 'removable'.
This is the real reason why so many stallions are castrated. So women can have their cake and eat it at the same time. It's not for the horse. It's not for contraception or to be able to keep them naturally and appropriate to the species in a group with other horses. Anyone who knows a little about horses knows that by now. It's just to make the unnatural become possible: To allow women control over an adult male being, much like control over a child. So she doesn't have to be afraid of him and can have the cake (the masculine adult male) and eat it (have control over it).
Such is the true nature of the woman. Maybe Robert Vavra should have reported a little more on that as well, considering what an important role women play for all horses, except perhaps the few remaining feral ones. And western countries indulge in this desire of women, and celebrate it, at the expense of others, as one can readily see at any equestrian sport event. In other words, with horses, women really can have both the cake and eat it at the same time. They can have the big, strong, muscular and powerful appearing male - just like a potential mate - and at the same time, control him as if he were their little play thing. That's what makes horses so popular and attractive to so many women. Not 'magic'.
This doesn't mean there is no 'magic' in horses as most guys falsely assume because of this. There is. It's just not there.
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Women and their supposed inexistent Sexuality
Women don't hardly have any testosterone. While that's attractive for men's sexual instincts, it also explains their lack of interest in sex, in the actual physical act of it. They might like it for the attention that it can get them, and especially the power over men, but that's another story entirely. That's why women, in contrast to men and despite their very obvious attraction to horses, appear as if they had no sexuality or sexuality-induced desires, no selfishness or egoism at all. How unlike men they are! How much better, 'cleaner' and more 'advanced', right?
This is why in western countries we believe that women are better human beings than men. The supposed 'better half' of humanity. Because of their higher sexual attractiveness and better social abilities, because of their greater lack of physical violence and, most of all, because of their seemingly and supposed non-existing sexuality and thus egoism. It's why we in the west live in societies, which glorify women above and beyond any doubt or criticism. It's why one may not criticize a woman in a western country. According to what most people believe, women are the perfect beings which we all should strive to be like or become. May it cost whatever it costs. Criticize a woman, let alone women as a gender, and you are socially dead, or soon will be.
That explains why we in western societies allow women to eat the cake and have it at the same time. Especially with horses. It's why we allow them to ride and castrate horses to satisfy their needs and desire to control powerful male or masculine appearing beings. And men, those disloyal, unmoral and cowardly beings, they allow this and look the other way, just glad that women's desire to control others is deflected thereby away from them, onto another, more helpless victim. Hell, if she can't dominate children, then let her at least dominate a horse. Better than me! I'm off to work!
I am not a woman hater, nor a man hater. I'm just a part of this society and I look at women and their supposed superiority over men. If women want to have the cake and eat it, as is obvious with horses, if they want the apple and the bread, I certainly don't want to take that away from them. I just think it's wrong, if other beings, sentient, feeling beings with an own personality and dignity, are being castrated, physically bloody mutilated, entire body organs cut off by the masses, and thereby severely disrespected, just to make their fancy come true. Just so women can have their sexuality-induced cake and eat it at the same time. Breeding, creating and raising a living, breathing, highly developed sentient mammal, and then cutting off its sexual organs, just so women can have their cake and eat it, this just does not seem right to me. Castration is the most glaring, obvious and blatant manifestation and symbol of enslavement and of disrespect. And the fact that we are talking about women here doesn't change anything about this. Quite the contrary actually: Unlike in older times, when men used to use and abuse horses for work, women nowadays use horses just for pleasure. - Their pleasure. These are things that should have been talked about and on the table, since a long time. A very long time by my standards. And it is mainly women, who are actively and very, very, very vehemently preventing that. I know from experience. Obviously and clearly, out of a very strong and profound self-interest. One that might not be quite as ok, as it looks, and is made to look on the surface.
As I said, I have been fighting horse castration for more than half my life because I believe it is essential. Essential for the key element of respect and essential for a key animal for animal protection, the horse. If you think you respect your horse after having castrated him, let me ask you, what's the last time you castrated your school teacher whom you respect?
To stop horses from being castrated, I believe women really must be shown, not just lectured, what they can have, and what they cannot. They need to be given certain borders to their desires and needs, not everything is limitless in this world, not even for women, and they need to be show how it's done, the right way, without mutilating others, and what price it costs, if, ultimately, they want to have the cake and eat it at the same time. Doing this requires creating a facility, where horses are kept and where women can visit and see and experience themselves, first hand, how it's done right. A facility, where horses are given the conditions that they need to promote themselves. To promote respect for themselves. That is what my idea is about. To find out about this idea, please visit my webpage: www.LivingAmongHorses.com
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With this text, I am not saying or suggesting, that horses are castrated directly to satisfy women's sexuality in a sexual manner. In other words, that women would get any kind of sexual pleasure or kick out of castrating horses. Some women, especially men-haters, of which there are many among horse-women, probably, and in some cases obviously get a psychological kick or satisfaction out of castrating horses. That becomes obvious when you study some of their videos and comments on youtube, where they show off the castration of their horse. But that's another story and not relevant for this text or for what I am trying to say here.
What I am saying is, that women's sex and sexuality, and their particular feminine or womanish characteristics, even if it's not sexual pleasure or sexual lust, all the same are responsible in the end, for the mass castration, and thus, for huge amounts of mass disrespect for horses. Even, and most likely also because, this is exactly not evidently visible and openly apparent to everyone. If it were, a huge outcry would have stopped it a long time ago. That it's women's sex and their sexuality which are responsible for the masses of horses castrations can be proven with statistics. In countries where there is a higher percentage of men who keep and handle horses, such as in Arab states or in Spain, the number of horse castrations is significantly lower than in countries where horses are mainly women's pleasure. What I am saying is, this is not without effect. Women's 'love' for horses truly and really is a twofold deal and a double-edged sword. Not just for horses, but, because of the connections between castration, enslavement and disrespect, as well as because of horses being key figures and especially important animals for animal protection, also for all of animal protection and, because of the enslaving aspect, for all of human society. Women in general use horses as slaves, castration is the decisive, important and undisputable part and manifestation of that and, that's my point, the use of others as slaves is not without consequences for a, for any society. No matter how much these facts are downplayed and even outright tabooed such as in the equine industry, or among people who castrate horses or gain some kind of profit from it.
While women might not get any sexual pleasure out of castrating horses itself, it is - undeniably - their sexuality which draws them to horses. Nobody denies that. Most girl's interest in horses peaks with the release of their sexual hormones during puberty. And it is the characteristic of women's sex, that they are generally afraid. The best remedy against being afraid, is to be in control. In full control. Thus, women always seek control. When unchecked, especially when there might be a reason to be afraid, even if it is their own fault, women often want total and excessive, crippling and mutilating control over others. It's not that men were different here. Men who are afraid act quite similar. It's human nature. It's just that women are more afraid than men, yet, all the same, are drawn to things such as horses and stallions, which they are afraid of, and perhaps need to be. People's desire to control what they are afraid of, or have reason to be afraid of, does not go well with another individual's rights, own will or interests though. Nor with a natural and healthy male sexuality. Especially not, as in the case of a woman's horse, but not of a woman's man, when sexual satisfaction and its withdrawal is not available as a means of control.
It is also a fact, that because of women's female and thus non-male sex, that women in general and from their own heart and own convictions, really don't mind castrating males and can't see anything wrong with it. This very much like men, at least before feminism, used to see no real problem or fault of men, when a woman in a mini skirt got raped when she walked the street alone at midnight. This not necessarily because women were cruel in general, just like men they are not, but simply because as women, they, as the opposite sex, lack the empathy, the knowledge and the imagination what it is like to be a male. And therefore, to know what it might mean for a male, to get castrated, to not be fully male anymore, to be a 'defective', an inferior male. They cannot understand or imagine. And this applies to any male, that's the point, not just to human males. Never having been a male and always having been non-male, women simply cannot imagine that not being male could, or might be any kind of a problem for anyone. After all, as women, it never was for them. This isn't hard to understand. This is just common - although in this case false - projection and natural psychology at work there, not necessarily or always pre-meditated ill intent.
Although women don't get any sexual pleasure out of castrating horses, it is these characteristics of women's sexuality and their sex in general, along with the human tradition of enslaving horses (for transportation and work), just like human slaves, as well as the convenience of castrating horses in order to not have to pay attention to their gender-related interests, characteristics, and needs, that leads to the unnecessary and grossly disrespecting mass castration of horses to this day. And this, as I have tried to show in this text, is not without consequences. Consequences which I believe are profound and have a huge, but unknown, and unheeded negative impact. Not only on horses themselves, but on respect for horses and for animal protection in general. And, because of the connection between enslavement and castration, and because of the enslavement of horses and the use of horses as slaves just for fun and recreation, for human society as a whole. The fact that women in general are the cause of this doesn't make it any better, no matter how much we glorify women and try to always see them only as victims. An impact with consequences, that in my view, are very seriously underestimated in western societies. Much like the true size of icebergs in the water.
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Sometimes, when I see women castrating horses or riding them dressage, with all those reins and other equipment and means of control, I don't see a woman interacting with another sentient, living and proud being at all. I see a woman that, in reality, is desperately trying to control something. And this something isn't really what you see at first sight, the horse, but in reality, her own sexuality, her very own sexual instincts and motivations. The thing which draws her so strongly and irresistibly to the horse in the first place. The real culprit. The thing which controls her. - And critically failing at it.
Failing, not because of lack of power or force that she can and does exert onto others, but simply because she is either not aware of this, or in denial. Because, out of lack of knowledge or will to admit it, she projects her inner, unconscious fight with her own sexuality and sexual motivations, with what, in the end, so wickedly controls her, onto others. Onto the outer world. And there fights and controls that, controls those (and their sexuality), whom her very own sexuality draws her to, the horse, instead of her own sexuality. Because that's easier. It's the woman equivalent of men with suppressed homosexual urges, who would rather brutalize, abuse or torture homosexuals, than face and get to terms with their own sexuality.
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