Sex and dating: Women no different than men?

An op-ed in last Sunday's New York Times challenged the idea that physiology and evolutionary psychology can explain the differences between men and women. Author Dan Slater took on three of the most prominent "differences" between the sexual behavior of men and women, beginning with promiscuity:  Take the question of promiscuity. Everyone has always assumed — andContinue reading “Sex and dating: Women no different than men?”

The science of attraction: which size do men prefer?

In response to complaints from fans that this site is too doomy, an effort is being made to look for insights offered into subjects less dire than climate change. (And, to be fair, climate change will not be all bad for everyone; after all, it might tend to cool L.A.) But nevermind. Here's a storyContinue reading “The science of attraction: which size do men prefer?”

Men: What are they good for?

Not much, says the Atlantic this month. I exaggerate, for the purposes of encouraging amusing and brittle party chatter, but only a little. To wit, on the necessity of fathers: The bad news for Dad is that despite common perception, there’s nothing objectively essential about his contribution. The good news is, we’ve gotten used toContinue reading “Men: What are they good for?”