Unfortunately, the book is much more successful in asking interesting questions than answering them.
All in all, "Sex, Time, and Power: How Women's Sexuality Shaped Human Evolution" is a most intriguing book that I firmly recommend.
Shlain's writing is dense with information and intense thought as well as being extremely elegant and humorous.
I loved it even though it was a hard read. In fact, part of the reason I stuck with it was because it was so hard. Let me be more clear though. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Travis Heinze
The author makes a good case as to what actually happened to put us where we are today female/male/planet wise. And we are coming to another evolutionary bottleneck. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Joe
This is a complex thesis so arguing it was going to be difficult. After all, each concept is individually difficult, and here Mr. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ginger Cookie
First admission - I didn't buy the book, I took it out of my local library (it seems I might have been the only one to do so in many years). Read morePublished 15 months ago by Louis Mauriello
I like reading about the ways women control men so I know how avoid this mind control. "We're a society raised by women. Is another one what you really need?"Published 17 months ago by Nathan G
Shlain brings his experience as a surgeon and his life-long interest in evolutionary theory to this question: Why is global society so shot through with misogyny and patriarchy? Read morePublished 18 months ago by Joyce
Author Shlain has pulled together much interesting research, but frequently gets carried away with his unsubstantiated hypothesis on how man might have developed. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Richard Sharp
Don't think he's hit the "nail on the head" (although he has certainly convinced himself) but it is an interesting read. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Candace E. Ross
This is a book I rate so highly that I buy it for friends with the same interests. The late Dr Shlain's writing is easy to read and intensely insightful - especially on how both... Read morePublished 19 months ago by M.J.