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Are Women Naturally Superior To Men?

Emory University anthropologist and neuroscientist Melvin Konner’s new book, “Women After All: Sex, Evolution, and the End of Male Supremacy,” posits a controversial theory. Konner writes that women are the naturally superior gender and he uses evolution, genetic research and cultural examples to back up his ideas. Host Celeste Headlee sits down with Konner and a panel of guests to discuss the biological, intellectual and social differences between women and men and suss out whether or not there is a dominant sex after all. Also joining the conversation are Kennesaw State University psychologist Roxanne Donovan; Kimberly Hamlin, director of American Studies at Miami University; and Philip Cohen, professor of sociology at the University of Maryland.

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Emory University anthropologist and neuroscientist Melvin Konner’s new book, “Women After All: Sex, Evolution, and the End of Male Supremacy,” posits a controversial theory. Konner writes that women are the naturally superior gender and he uses evolution, genetic research and cultural examples to back up his ideas. Host Celeste Headlee sits down with Konner and a panel of guests to discuss the biological, intellectual and social differences between women and men and suss out whether or not there is a dominant sex after all. Also joining the conversation are Kennesaw State University psychologist Roxanne Donovan; Kimberly Hamlin, director of American Studies at Miami University; and Philip Cohen, professor of sociology at the University of Maryland.