Re: sex dimorphism/male dominance

Gerrit Hanenburg (
Sat, 18 Nov 1995 12:59:54 GMT

Vlad Selsky <> wrote:

>I'm doing a large paper on:

>The universal dominance of men in the public sphere is the result of
>fundamental sex differences: above all, the difference in size.

>I will also discuss other theories that could explain male dominance. I am
>still in the process of assembling resources.

>1. Anyone have good reading suggestions? I am more interested in taking an
>evolution angle...i.e., NOT about how current society perpetuates male

There's a paper by the primatologist Frans de Waal:"Bonobo Sex and Society-
The behaviour of a close relative challenges assumptions about male
supremacy in human evolution."
I can email it to you if you're interested (ca.31Kb).