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Women ’ s Mating Strategies Evolutionary Anthropology

  title={Women ’ s Mating Strategies Evolutionary Anthropology},
  author={Elizabeth Cashdan},
What does a woman want? The traditional evolutionist’s answer to Freud’s famous query is that a woman’s extensive investment in each child implies that she can maximize her fitness by restricting her sexual activity to one or at most a few high-quality males. Because acquiring resources for her offspring is of paramount importance, a woman will try to attract wealthy, high-status men who are willing and able to help her. She must be coy and choosy, limiting her attentions to men worthy of her… 
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