Despotic Societies , Sexual Attraction and the Emergence of Male ‘ Tolerance ’ : an Agent-based Model

@inproceedings{Hemelrijk2002DespoticS,
  title={Despotic Societies , Sexual Attraction and the Emergence of Male ‘ Tolerance ’ : an Agent-based Model},
  author={Charlotte K. Hemelrijk},
  year={2002}
}
During the period when females are sexually attractive — but only then — males of certain species of primates, such as chimpanzees, allow females access to resources. Because males are usually dominant over females, such male ‘tolerance’ is explained as a special, reproductive strategy to gain access to females. In this paper a simpler hypothesis is proposed on the basis of an individual-based model (called DomWorld): male ‘tolerance’ towards females arises in ‘despotic’ artificial societies as… CONTINUE READING

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