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The Resource Women after all : sex, evolution, and the end of male supremacy, Melvin Konner, M.D

Women after all : sex, evolution, and the end of male supremacy, Melvin Konner, M.D

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Women after all : sex, evolution, and the end of male supremacy
Title
Women after all
Title remainder
sex, evolution, and the end of male supremacy
Statement of responsibility
Melvin Konner, M.D
Title variation
Sex, evolution, and the end of male supremacy
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eng
Summary
Overview: A lively, richly informed argument for the natural superiority of women from the acclaimed author of The Tangled Wing. There is a human genetic fluke that is surprisingly common, due to a change in a key pair of chromosomes. In the normal condition the two look the same, but in this disorder one is malformed and shrunken beyond recognition. The result is a shortened life span, higher mortality at all ages, an inability to reproduce, premature hair loss, and brain defects variously resulting in attention deficit, hyperactivity, conduct disorder, hypersexuality, and an enormous excess of both outward and self-directed aggression. It is called maleness. In Women After All, Melvin Konner traces the arc of evolution to explain the relationships between women and men. With patience and wit he explores the knotty question of whether men are necessary in the biological destiny of the human race. He draws on multiple, colorful examples from the natural world-such as the mating habits of the octopus, black widow, angler fish, and jacana-and argues that maleness in humans is hardly necessary to the survival of the species. In characteristically humorous and engaging prose, Konner sheds light on our biologically different identities, while noting the poignant exceptions that challenge the male/female divide. We meet hunter-gatherers such as those in Botswana, whose culture gave women a prominent place, invented the working mother, and respected women's voices around the fire. Recent human history has upset this balance, as a dense world of war fostered extreme male dominance. But our species has been recovering over the past two centuries, and an unstoppable move toward equality is afoot. It will not be the end of men, but it will be the end of male supremacy and a better, wiser world for women and men alike. Provocative and richly informed, Women After All is bound to be controversial across the sexes
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10403812
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1946-
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Konner, Melvin
Dewey number
305.409
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Women
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Evolution
  • Evolution
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Women
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sex, evolution, and the end of male supremacy
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Women after all : sex, evolution, and the end of male supremacy, Melvin Konner, M.D
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Stronger than all besides -- Diverge, say the cells -- Hidden in darkness -- Picky females, easy males -- Primate possibilities -- Equal origins? -- Cultivating dominance -- Samson's haircut, Achilles' heel -- The trouble with men -- Developing daughters -- Billions rising -- #YesAllWomen
Control code
ocn903436140
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
404 pages
Isbn
9780393239966
Lccn
2014036994
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)903436140
Label
Women after all : sex, evolution, and the end of male supremacy, Melvin Konner, M.D
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stronger than all besides -- Diverge, say the cells -- Hidden in darkness -- Picky females, easy males -- Primate possibilities -- Equal origins? -- Cultivating dominance -- Samson's haircut, Achilles' heel -- The trouble with men -- Developing daughters -- Billions rising -- #YesAllWomen
Control code
ocn903436140
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
404 pages
Isbn
9780393239966
Lccn
2014036994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)903436140

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