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Influenced by Darwin (and by the fact that until recently most researchers were men), most of the research into intra-sexual competition has focused on the struggle between men to gain sexual access to women.
Only in the 80s did science begin to investigate in earnest the same phenomenon on the other side of the gender divide: female competition for a suitable male.
What comes up when you hear the following words: Competitiveness. The above features are frequently attributed to maleness and masculinity.
If you think of the word "male", you’re most likely not alone.
Participants then rated this potential friend on several friendship-relevant outcomes.
Results revealed that female participants, regardless of their own level of permissiveness, overwhelmingly preferred the nonpermissive potential friend.
Third, in extreme cases women may guard against potential competitors by means of social exclusion.
If a new attractive woman shows up in the neighborhood (or school, or club), all the women in attendance may turn their backs on her, compelling her to withdraw from the scene, thus increasing their own chances with the surrounding males.
This study (and others) supports the evolutionary prediction: a more attractive woman (i.e., one who has more of what men like) will receive more hostility and less cooperation from other women because her presence threatens their own access to the evolutionary prize.
Men try to derogate their rivals by disparaging their economic and physical strength, while women criticize the age, appearance and character of their opponents.