Patriarchy A Biological Perspective

In this program I explore patriarchy from a biological and institutional perspective and describe what the consequences are for men and society. Some of the concepts are simplified to keep the prog short.

London Feminist Network

Sex At Dusk, Lynn Saxon
Lynn Saxons critique of Sex At Dawn provides evidence of a polygynous biological heritage. I’m not sure how much we can draw from these observations, our sexual dimorphism is not as strong as it is in gorillas for example. Even so there are still strong data supporting a male-male competitive sexual selection. Likely the size and strength differential between men and men and women and men declined as a selective factor as intelligence became a more powerful force shaping human evolution.

World War 1 Casualties
There are of course many factors that promote warfare, perhaps not so coincidentally it also helps to eliminate younger males from the population.

Goldberg, Herb (1976). The Hazards of Being Male- surviving the Myth of Masculine Privilege
The first wave feminists where primarily upper class women, wives of wealthy gentlemen – they probably rank as some of the most privileged humans in history. The maids of upper class women had a higher chance of survival than upper class males during the sinking of the Titanic. We can’t put male privilege into perspective without looking at male obligation, a task that Herb Goldberg takes on with this book.

Why Feminism Is Wrong About Patriarchy Theory, Typhon Blue
Typhon Blue has created her own alternative to the feminist “theory” of patriarchy which she calls “apexuality”. In Patriarchy A Biological Perspective I explain the “apexuality” phenomena in terms of biological origins in sexual selection.

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