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MyNDTALK - Are Women The Hope of The Future - Dr. Melvin Konner

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??"Dr. Melvin Konner counters prevailing ideas about gender by taking a biologically essentialist position and arguing that differences between men and women arise “because of intrinsic differences in the body and the brain.” Drawing from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, biology, sociology, psychology and history, Konner suggests that women are not only more logical and practical, but also more cooperative and caring than men. They are “builders rather than destroyers.” Males, on the other hand, suffer from what he calls “androgen poisoning,” a “disorder” that causes everything from higher overall mortality rates to premature baldness. ... Citing the work of numerous anthropologists, Konner suggests that the “problem” of male dominance—which was built primarily on the greater physical strength with which men are endowed—seems to have been present from the start. ... Equality between the sexes, though not yet a reality, is now within reach—and, according to Konner, is the thing that may save humanity from destroying itself and the planet