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Sexual Strategies: How Females Choose Their Mates
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Top Customer Reviews
As one reviewer here has already pointed out, while she entertains various interesting ideas and speculations based on the studies and evidence presented, she unfortunately doesn't ever question the underlying assumption that the female SHOULD have all the power in sexual and reproductive matters. And frankly, the discussion suffers when Batten reveals her feminist agenda and, straying quite a bit a couple times, such as going through some contortions to attempt to dismiss all opposition to abortion (as either attempts to assert control over the female's reproductive power, or as an abstract attempt by males to defend their sperm/progeny).
But in all, quite interesting and thought-and-talk provoking.
Ms. Batten covers a lively and engaging range of topics, from the actual "sexual strategies" of inducing mating behaviors in many species to social and psychological considerations in humans. While readable, and while also containing the author's own point of view, it presents a wide range of material across multiple disciplines. This is an excellent book for someone who is casually interested and wants an overview, and also for someone who is doing significant sociological research and desires a reference to many interesting works.
Alianna J. Maren, Ph.D.
Author (under the nom de plume Alay'nya)
"Unveiling: The Inner Journey"
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book has a wide range of topics.
1. scientific explanations for mate choice (very good)
2. sociology studies explaining human mate choice (good)
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What a breath of fresh air this book is. We live in a society that worships the concepts of love and marriage. Read morePublished on January 7, 2001
Like the previous reviewer (who will appear here after my review), I too have read this book twice -- first from the library, then again after buying a copy some time later. Read morePublished on January 9, 2000 by Martian Bachelor