Mini Excerpt: Emory professor Melvin Konner’s Women After All

The Emory anthropologist and neuroscientist argues society will see women and men in equal power positions

Women After AllIn Women After All: Sex, Evolution, and the End of Male Supremacy (W.W. Norton), Melvin Konner, an Emory anthropologist and neuroscientist, argues society will see women and men in equal positions of power:

Contrary to all received wisdom, women are more logical and less emotional than men. Women do cry more easily, and that, too, is partly biological, although certain male politicians and other prominent men seem able to deploy tears strategically in public. But life on this planet isn’t threatened by women’s tears; nor does that brimming salty fluid cause poverty, drain public coffers, ruin reputations, impose forced intimacies, slay children, torture helpless people, or reduce cities to rubble. These disasters are literally man-made. They result from men’s emotions, which are a constant distraction to them.

This article originally appeared in our July 2015 issue.