The article Women Explained by Hitori (a female) explains how social status works in just 2560 words.
It's in the Revelation eBook by Mystery and Lovedrop, and also reposted on the web in a few places. You can read it on Reddit for free. (The formatting is worse than in the book, but is readable.) It was originally posted to the old PUA forum community, probably roughly around the year 2000.
The beginning tells us:
Chicks act at all times to gain and maintain social status. This is more important to them than getting laid.
Then it explains social status in four sections:
- Qualities of High Status People
- Qualities of Low Status People
- You Gain Status When
- You Lose Status When
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