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.
Project MUSE - The Case of the Female Orgasm: Bias in the Science of Evolution (review)
Evolutionary scientists have never had difficulty explaining the male orgasm, closely tied as it is to reproduction. But the Darwinian logic behind the female orgasm has remained elusive. Women can have sexual intercourse and even become pregnant -- doing their part for the perpetuation of the species -- without experiencing orgasm. So what is its evolutionary purpose?
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Yet women, Kaker reminds, can be criminals, too, involved in narcotics, committing theft and murder, abusing children. As a senior cop in the department, she frequently participates in raids targeting male criminal gangs. They were all sent packing by the radically misogynous Taliban, of course. But the ranks of policewomen have been on the rise since 2002.