Why women evolved to have orgasms--when most of their primate relatives don't--is a persistent mystery among evolutionary biologists. In pursuing this mystery, Elisabeth Lloyd arrives at another: How could anything as inadequate as the evolutionary explanations of the female orgasm have passed muster as science? A judicious and revealing look at all twenty evolutionary accounts of the trait of human female orgasm, Lloyd's book is at the same time a case study of how certain biases steer science astray. Over the past fifteen years, the effect of sexist or male-centered approaches to science has been hotly debated. Drawing especially on data from nonhuman primates and human sexology over eighty years, Lloyd shows what damage such bias does in the study of female orgasm.
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She instead makes a case for men and women having separate, autonomous sexuality. Human orgasm evolved because men need it to reproduce, and women got it as a developmental byproduct. How women use that gift is ours to determine. Feminism and scientific theory can be uninspiring bedfellows, but Lloyd proves here that tenacity and hard work can bring them to a readable climax. Lloyd has scrutinized 21 evolutionary accounts of female orgasm and makes a convincing case for the single account that treats orgasm as a happy accident, a byproduct of the role that male orgasm plays in reproduction and the sharing of early embryonic tissue by the male and female genitalia. This time the press has it right.
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Elisabeth Anne Lloyd born September 3, is an American philosopher of biology. Lloyd was born in Morristown, New Jersey , and earned her BA in science and political theory from University of Colorado, Boulder in , summa cum laude. While a student at Princeton, she spent a year studying with Richard C. Lewontin at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology.
In the tab for each Glory Hole you will find a map of location with directions of how to get to the place: driving, walking, public transport or bike. You will be able to vote the Glory Hole and leave a comment so that the rest of the community knows your opinion. Presenters: Clayton Reitzel, Bob Royer and Larry Holland Article written by Barbara Morban, IACC Webmaster It was a pleasure for about 20 members to attend a workshop on Saturday, January 20, 2018 that was run by three well-respected photographers and Club Members-Clayton Reitzel, Bob Royer and Larry Holland. While on a trip in early January 2018, a stop was made at the Glory Hole, which is in Jasper National Park on Highway 16 near Jasper House and the Rocky River Bridge. If you blink, you could miss this popular spot.