Unravelling age-old war of the sexes
Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man? The Evolution of Sex and Gender by Lewis Wolpert. Faber & Faber, €18.90. Reviewed by Sara Keating.
Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man? The Evolution of Sex and Gender
The title of developmental biologist Lewis Wolpert's new book is drawn from George Bernard Shaw's popular screen musical, My Fair Lady. It cites Professor Henry Higgins, a prig, pedant and undeniable misogynist, who decries the vanity, illogical and sentimental emotionality of women in a lengthy oration that poses the question: "Why can't a woman be more like a man?"
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