It's a kind of in joke that in so-called 'conspiracy' forums the demography is often younger men and, somewhat unusually, older women. Regarding the young men, one might expect this stat as they are at the perfect age to be thinking radically and joining all the dots and forming theories of everything (as they understand them). Some of the most radical and inspiring works of literature, science and art through the ages have been produced by young men in their early twenties. Of course men and women produce inspiring work at all ages, this is simply an observation of one known phenomenon.
But the older women? Bored? Cranky? Weird? Cougars?!
Not so, apparently. I heard this idea today while listening to a Joe Rogan podcast. Bret Weinstein is a biologist and he explains the evolutionary imperative that older females have towards concern for the direction that the wider population is taking. Which maybe explains all the ladies putting in their 2 cents in the forums!. Older females of all species have the interest of the ''lineage'' or the well-being of the population in mind once they reach a certain age. (It does not mean they have to be mothers themselves to feel this way, for they will still have genetically related offspring who have gone forth into the world and whose interests concern them.) The female has released her progeny into the lineage and for her offspring to do well - a biological imperative for her - the whole population has to do well. So, she has evolved a farsightedness which is peculiar to the female, in contrast to the absolutely necessary risk-taking and adventurousness of the male which often lasts throughout his life. Both wisdoms - though sometimes contrasting - are necessary.
I downloaded the segment and uploaded it as a one minute clip. Food for thought.