“Women are poised to lead us to a better place.”

March 13, 20151 minute read

— Article in Wall Street Journal entitled “A Better World, Run by Women,” written by Melvyn Konner, a professor in the department of anthropology and the program in neuroscience and behavioral biology at Emory University.

The author cites evidence, based on biology, genes, and hormones that women’s approach to leadership will bring about less violence and aggression. He concludes by saying, “Perhaps it is time for us to consider returning to the hunter-gatherer rules that prevailed for 90% of human history: women and men working at their jobs, sharing, talking, listening and tending children. Men didn’t strongly dominate because they couldn’t; women’s voices were always there, speaking truth to male power every night around the fire.”

This essay is adapted from Konneer’s new book, Women After All: Sex, Evolution and the End of Male Supremacy.