Sexual Selection

  title={Sexual Selection},
  author={Griet Vandermassen},
  journal={European Journal of Women's Studies},
  pages={26 - 9}
  • Griet Vandermassen
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • European Journal of Women's Studies
  • Today the modern Darwinian theory of evolution is the unifying theory within the biological sciences. A consideration of its implications for feminism is, however, impossible without a critical evaluation of its history of male bias. The aim of this article is therefore threefold. First, to explain what sexual selection entails. Second, to discuss male bias in and feminist reactions to Darwinian theory in general and sexual selection theory in particular. Third, to demonstrate that it would be… CONTINUE READING
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