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A Mind of Her Own: The Evolutionary Psychology of Women

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Current theories of evolution portray men as active individuals forging their way forward through a mix of testosterone fuelled competition, rivalry, and aggression. But what role is left for women within such evolutionary thinking? The role women get is that of the passive, weak, individual left to ride on the coat tails of their male suitors. The default, no testosterone ...more
Hardcover, 402 pages
Published April 11th 2002 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published February 14th 2002)
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Alicia Fox
Aug 03, 2014 Alicia Fox rated it it was amazing
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This is the most fascinating book I've read in at least a year. A lot of the evolutionary biology/psychology stuff can get rather Mars/Venus preachy, while simultaneously throwing the baby out with the bathwater in terms of treatment of feminism.

Campbell's book does a tremendous job of explaining the basic psychological and biological differences between men and women. It's stuff that can actually be proven scientifically, and even if it couldn't, it makes a lot more sense (to me, at least) than
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Sylvester
Sep 19, 2015 Sylvester rated it it was amazing
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Evolutionary Psychology is one of the most important areas in psychology and is feminist's nightmare. A Mind of Her Own is a detailed guide to look at the differences in the two genders through biology and evolution. It was a really good read with a lot of studies cited throughout.

Ultimately, it's a well stocked arsenal of ammunition against feminism.
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