The Roles of Men and Women in a Society

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The Roles of Men and Women in a Society
There is a complexity in understanding the role of men and women in a society. Scientists and biologists are challenging themselves to explain the mental and behavioral processes of genders. Natalie Angier born and raised in New York writes “Men, Women, Sex and Darwin” an essay about evolutionary psychology and the misleading perceptions it has women. She focuses on five topics that the theory argues proving them wrong, and using them for support.
The first area the theory introduces “men are more promiscuous and less sexually reserved than women are” (30). Evolutionary psychology proposes that men are always after sex. They explicitly say men hold a special force attracting them to sex which
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If a women were to settle with someone of lower rank than her unable to support a family, then that would no satisfy the needs of her life and goals.
The last topic evolutionary psychology brings up is how “humankind’s core preferences and desires were hammered out long, long ago…” (30). Evo-psychology tells us that since ancestral time men have been dominant over women. Generally, women come across upon as being quiet and nurturing, whereas men are shown with strength and dominance. A man has always been the dominating sex, dating back to the Stone Age. During that period, several thousands of years ago, the male has been the one who would go out hunting, and battle. Women are seen as a “care-taker” and making sure that the group was satisfied. Even today in our society we see how men still dominates our world. If we take a look of all the people who have impact on big decisions, their all male.
Researchers are still analyzing why genders behave and act the way they do. Angier has put together her essay clarifying her reasoning’s to the theories that evolutionary psychologist have came up with.

Work Cited 1. Angier, Natalie. “Men, Women, Sex, and Darwin.” 50 Essays. Ed. Denise B. Wydra. 2nd ed. Boston: Bedford, 2007. (29-41). Print. 2. Shaolin36. “untitled”. DearCupi.ORG. “n.d”. Web. 5 October

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