Tuesday, May 15, 2007

A victory for the Feminist

Well if your a female chimp its a victory

Townsend said: "There is a widespread belief in scientific literature that male and female chimpanzees differ greatly in their nature.

"It's true that males are much more often seen to engage in extreme physical violence than females, and this has led to the notion of violent and demonic males in contrast to quite peaceful females. However, our research shows that, under the right socio-ecological circumstances, these chimp gender stereotypes collapse completely. If their resources are under threat, females can become just as violently aggressive as males."

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