Evolutionary theorists propose that female desire for domineering males helped create a patriarchal world
In principle, evolutionary psychology, which seeks to understand our behavior in light of the fact that we are products of natural selection, can give us deep insights into ourselves. In practice, the field often reinforces insidious prejudices. That was the theme of my recent column “Darwin Was Sexist, and So Are Many Modern Scientists.”
The column provoked such intense pushback that I decided to write this follow-up post.