Evolution of gender with Frans De Waal
This episode is with Frans De Waal. He is a professor in Emory University's psychology department and the Director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. He is the author of several popular books like 'Chimpanzee politics', The age of empathy' and 'The bonobo and the atheist'. His latest book is 'Different: gender through the eyes of a primatologist'.
In this conversation we talk about evolution of sex and gender in humans, primates, and mammals.
List of his books:
00:00:54 Primatologist's take on gender
00:06:54 Biases in human cultures
00:08:15 Sex and gender in the society
00:10:58 Difference between sex and gender
00:15:11 Toxic masculinity
00:16:48 Do sapiens have male dominated societies?
00:20:20 Power struggles in the societies
00:21:39 Violence in the societies
00:23:47 Violence in the bonobos
00:25:10 Can we decrease the violence?
00:28:19 Can nurture control nature?
00:28:50 Rapes in primates
00:31:15 Friendship, cooperation and peacemaking
00:35:39 Monogamy in primates
00:37:06 Same-sex sex
00:45:23 Maternal instincts and xenophobia
00:52:37 How far nurture can change nature?
01:00:07 Thank you!