Re: political correctness according to Hugo de Garis

Kathryn Aegis (
Sun, 12 Jan 1997 02:09:40 +0000

Peter McCluskey:
>Irwin Silverman and Marion Eals, in a paper in _The Adapted Mind_ (ed.
>by Barkow, Cosmides and Tooby), assumed that the differences in cognitive
>abilities between the sexes were a result of specializations for hunting
>in men and foraging in women.

And there are plenty of citations to nullify that hypothesis as well.
_The Descent of Woman_ lays out several theories, and one could point
to Estioko-Griffin's 'Daughters of the Forest', an anthropological study
of the warrior/hunter women of the Agta tribe of the Sierra Madra.
Not to mention the seeming lack of gender role division in New
Zealand tribes and the pioneer societies of Early America.


Kathryn Aegis