Gossip has created millions of years ago and successfully survived to the present day, because with the help of this "tool" women avoided rivals in the struggle for food and sex, according to the California anthropologist Nicole Hess. According to Hess, women enjoy gossip as a weapon in the fight with rivals. With the help of a specially designed test she proved that women are more afraid of spreading rumors about them than physical abuse. In men, the opposite is true. Hess believes that over the years women who have the information, use gossip to undermine the social status of its rivals. She said the magazine New Scientist, that libel could help the primitive gossips provide more food and wealth for themselves and their children.
Battery News, 05.01.2005 15:55