By Melvin Konner
A full of life, richly expert argument for the traditional superiority of ladies from the acclaimed writer of The Tangled Wing.
There is a human genetic fluke that's strangely universal, because of a metamorphosis in a key pair of chromosomes. within the general the 2 glance an analogous, yet during this ailment one is malformed and shrunken past reputation. the result's a shortened lifestyles span, greater mortality in any respect a while, an lack of ability to breed, untimely hair loss, and mind defects variously leading to recognition deficit, hyperactivity, behavior affliction, hypersexuality, and a major way over either outward and self-directed aggression.
It is termed maleness.
In Women After All, Melvin Konner strains the arc of evolution to provide an explanation for the relationships among men and women. With persistence and wit he explores the knotty query of no matter if males are beneficial within the organic future of the human race. He attracts on a number of, colourful examples from the common world—such because the mating conduct of the octopus, black widow, angler fish, and jacana—and argues that maleness in people is infrequently essential to the survival of the species.
In normally funny and fascinating prose, Konner sheds gentle on our biologically diversified identities, whereas noting the poignant exceptions that problem the male/female divide. We meet hunter-gatherers akin to these in Botswana, whose tradition gave girls a admired position, invented the operating mom, and revered women’s voices round the fireplace. contemporary human heritage has dissatisfied this stability, as a dense global of conflict fostered severe male dominance. yet our species has been recuperating during the last centuries, and an unstoppable movement towards equality is afoot. it is going to now not be the top of fellows, however it often is the finish of male supremacy and a greater, wiser international for girls and males alike. Provocative and richly educated, Women After All is certain to be arguable around the sexes.
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