Re: Feminist critique of sociobiology...critiqued

Bryant (
9 Sep 1996 13:51:59 -0600

In article <511l8u$>,
Bruce Scott TOK <> wrote:
>But... maybe it is sloppy science, but an enemy of feminism?
>If you could point me to a serious critique of any of Sarah Hrdy's work,
>I should be grateful.

It would be ironic indeed if sociobiology were unavoidably
anti-gender-equity, since IMO its most articulate defender is Helena
Cronin, at Cambridge.

See her _Ant and Peacock_ for a review of the sociobiological theories of
altruism and the emergence of secondary sexual characteristics.