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I can't justify the off topic to this but wanted to respond.
Originally Posted by IreOfDesire
Even assuming equal training and knowledge - more strength, more endurance, bigger size (smaller predators less likely to attack him), higher body temperature, menstruation takes energy for women and could attract predators and the man can even semi-successfully reproduce (i.e. rape a tribal female).
You only factored in female's physiological limitations opposing males. It can't be weighed fairly that way, you are not factoring in practices to offset those risk factors you mentioned which is a crucial part of tribal societal cultures. (Tribal cultures that would call for these measures to survive)
Higher body temp is conducive to greater lifespan as a whole but not on an individual level, lower temp = slower metabolic rate = greater life span. Factor that into foraging with regard to seasonal deficits (winter) in food sources, the capability to store more body fat, it's safe to say a woman could & would last longer on average, season to season if starvation/limited food until season change or food source found was an issue.
Food storage & sources wipes your argument with regard to menstruation levels & energy contributing the a man will survive longer than a female, in regard to iron levels, Inuit women eat raw liver, some asian cultures traditionally eat their own placenta to offset the blood loss associated with childbirth & to store for the down time. There is a reason these practices are incorporated into cultures.
The need to resort to *rape* is a good point, though it doesn't really apply in an animal sense because the moral connotation is lacking, in that instance is just a tool to ensure the loners bloodline does not cease with him, and why a lone male lion will fare worse than female, the pride male will try to minimize that to maximize his own genetic line, the females worth being that of breeding capacity.
Oh yeah dude I play everything paradox releases from hearts of iron to crusader kings. I'll have to check out the expansions. I generally disregard paradox expansions because they kinda whore them out and release like 40 for each game.