The Alpha Female

daniel adlerDaniel Adler loves women: the best are strong and good. But many women use their sexuality to their advantage. I suppose this comes naturally, as a result of being constantly objectified. In this post, however, I am going to describe two particular women. Any lean towards generality I have here should be disregarded as a refraction of my own experience. For those who cannot disregard, fuck you — at least I’m not afraid to discuss obvious differences between genders in an all-too-politically-correct era.

Last night, I met a great girl. She was smart, well-traveled and a superb conversationalist. Everything she said was fresh; I knew she was good at living and her being was entirely inspiring. She said that she likes boys more than girls.

“They can be so catty,” I said.

“Except for beautiful girls, we get along well.”

“That’s probably because you acknowledge that they’re prettier than you.”

“Or they’re cool.”

“That too.”

There’s another girl I’m thinking of. She’s sweet and tender, soft-spoken, thin. Her observations are acute, and she casts her judgments, often cruel, in the form of jokes, afraid to say what she really means. Too often, she speaks in cliches; her ideas are one-dimensional. She’s rather pretty, though is by no means stunning. And oddly enough, she seems to expect male attention, disregarding other, less attractive women around her. She spurns those who do not treat her as the prettiest, lightheartedly, reserving her dislike for private.

It’s a lot like the male drive to be alpha; it simply manifests itself differently. In both sexes it is a craving for attention; and will arise in any group of humans–it’s human nature.

By Daniel Ryan Adler

Daniel Adler writes fiction and nonfiction and is finishing his MFA at University of South Carolina.

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