Small Excerpt: Emory professor Melvin Konner’s Women In The End

Small Excerpt: Emory professor Melvin Konner’s Women In The End

Women After All

In Females In The End: Sex, Evolution, and also the Finish of Male Supremacy (W.W. Norton), Melvin Konner, an Emory anthropologist and neuroscientist, argues society might find men and women in equal positions of power:

Unlike all received knowledge, women tend to be more logical and fewer emotional than men. Women do cry easier, which, too, is partially biological, although certain male politicians along with other prominent men appear in a position to deploy tears strategically in public places. But existence in the world isn’t threatened by women’s tears nor does that brimming salty fluid cause poverty, drain public coffers, ruin reputations, impose forced intimacies, slay children, torture helpless people, or reduce metropolitan areas to boulders. These disasters are actually man-made. They derive from men’s feelings, that are a continuing distraction for them.

This short article initially made an appearance within our This summer 2015 issue.


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    There&1quo;s not groundswell of opposition to this move, and I would expect most of the fa1 who own season tickets (who happen to live closer to the new stadium) aren&1quo;t in mourning.
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    When I see the Flag I remember summe1 spent in my Grandparents home town–down South. I remember seeing black people but I never heard anything said or saw anything done that was discriminatory I do remember black children making fun of us because we were “bad folks”. I do remember black men spitting on my bare feet. I do remember an embarrassing silence when we walked past a group of black women as they forced us from the sidewalk onto the street as we walked through the small town. Who discriminated agai1t whom? In high school back in northern Ohio I saw a teacher blaming a black student for something that wasn&1quo;t their fault. I stood up agai1t the authority figure who was to be obeyed in order to support the black student. The student told me to mind my own business & the teacher put me in detention hall after school for a week. Why is all this relevant? Because on my 14th birthday my grandpa gave me a confederate flag which I hung in my room. My family had never treated blacks as anything other than other residents of wherever we happened to be–whether in the South or in northern Ohio. I think we were treated more badly by them than they were by us. Did I mention the time my little sister & I (aged6 & 8) were chased by 2 black men on Halloween who, when they had knocked us to the ground, took our pillowcases filled with goodies. That was our last year of trick or treating. I guess what I&1quo;m saying is that if you are going to yell discrimination make sure you search your own thoughts & feelings. If you are going to make the accusation of racist examine your own actio1. My Condederate flag to me was representative of long summer days with relatives. It was watermelon & ice cream cones. It was 4th of July fireworks & parades. It was the open air market where we sold & bought homegrown vegetables & fruit. It was huge round lollipops & running through the sprinkler. It was also other people of a different color making me feel less as a pe1on, making me fe

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